Northwood University Presents a Tax Symposium: “A Need for U.S. Tax Reform to Enhance Economic Growth and American Competitiveness.”
Title: A Need for U.S. Tax Reform to Enhance Economic Growth and American Competitiveness
Date: Thursday, November 01, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM EDT
Northwood University hosted a tax symposium addressing the topic, “A Need for U.S. Tax Reform to Enhance Economic Growth and American Competitiveness,” on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7-9 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on the Midland campus, 4000 Whiting Drive.
A panel moderated by Dr. Keith A. Pretty, Northwood president and CEO, began with a general overview of the current state of the U.S. tax policy relative to the rest of the world by Dr. Timothy G. Nash, David E. Fry endowed professor in free market economics at Northwood University.
The panel consists of:
• David M. Olander, majority chief tax council, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means
• The Honorable Maurice P. McTigue, former cabinet minister of the New Zealand Parliament and vice president, the Mercatus Center, George Mason University
• Jonathan Williams, director, Tax and Fiscal Policy, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
• Leo E. Linbeck Jr., co-founder and chairman, Americans for Fair Taxation
Olander began the panel with an overview on the need for bi-partisan tax reform in the United States. McTigue followed by providing examples of political and tax reform that led to strong economic growth and impressive fiscal reforms in New Zealand during the last 20 years. Williams addressed the audience on the potential of a “flat tax.” In conclusion, Linbeck made the case for the consideration of a national sales tax or what is being labeled the “fair tax.”
Upon completion of the presentations, the panelists have a question and answer session with the audience.