New Wealth of States Book on Amazon Kindle

New Wealth of States Book on Amazon Kindle

 Wealth of States: More Ways to Enhance Freedom, Opportunity and Growth Kindle Edition Buy your copy on Amazon Kindle HERE. The sequel to the original groundbreaking exposé, Wealth of States, adds to the mounting pile of evidence of which policy choices lead to economic growth. Included is an even more magnified view of – not just state – but city-level taxes and their impact on prosperity. You’ll also find an analysis of how equity prices respond to state tax policies – an often overlooked yet essential tool for properly managing equity portfolios. In addition, these pages include in-depth analysis on the effects of school choice and right-to-work legislation. Have you ever wondered why the 2014 and 2016 elections turned out the way they did? This book looks to the states for answers. Wealth of States: More Ways to Enhance Freedom, Opportunity and Growth continues the data-driven story of how state and local government policies shape the economic and political landscape of the U.S. Why did I, like Dr. Arthur Laffer, move my whole family to Nashville, TN? My children say it best: freedom. The states are the laboratories of democracy. If liberal economic and social policies were so brilliant, California and Illinois would lead the nation. Instead, they are at the bottom. Capital goes where it’s wanted and stays where it is well treated. As Charles Dickens said in Great Expectations, money is indeed portable property. We fled Illinois one year ago and couldn’t be happier in Nashville. It has fantastic schools, great restaurants, wonderful people, a booming economy and there’s no earned income tax or estate tax as well....
Limited Government, Free Markets, and Federalism

Limited Government, Free Markets, and Federalism

Limited government, free markets, and federalism are the central tenants of what ALEC represents. Rep. Jay Lawrence (AZ) talks with Travis Brown about those tenants at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego, and the wonderful opportunity attendees of ALEC have to see presidential candidates and key policy makers and make lasting change in their state’s...
It’s Time for Kentucky to Change the Way They Have Been Doing Business

It’s Time for Kentucky to Change the Way They Have Been Doing Business

Rep. Jim DeCesare (KY) talks about tax policy at the 2015 ALEC Conference about how he wants to change policy and the way people are doing business in Kentucky. The majority party have had control for almost 100 years in the House of Representatives in Kentucky – that’s almost 100 years of failed policy for the citizens of Kentucky. “Systemic changes are needed for the state’s tax code and the way we do business in Kentucky in order to attract more businesses to come to Kentucky instead of Tennessee, and to grow our economy overall,” DeCesare...
Oklahoma is Open for Business

Oklahoma is Open for Business

Rep. Harold Wright (OK/ALEC Co-Chair) talks with Travis Brown at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego about how Oklahoma has been steadily lowering the price of work over the last decade. Taxes have gone down. OK is currently at 5% tax rate, but hoping to get it at 4.89%. Revenue is up, even with oil prices being down. Oklahoma is open for business....
What Fracking Does for the Wisconsin Economy

What Fracking Does for the Wisconsin Economy

Travis Brown interviews Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (WI) at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego about how the Shale Revolution and the frack sand helped Wisconsin and their economy....
Would a Flat Tax Benefit Missouri?

Would a Flat Tax Benefit Missouri?

  Rep. Donna Lichtenegger (MO) talks to Travis Brown at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego about trying to implement a flat-tax in Missouri, and How Money Walks to states like Texas and Tennessee where there is no state income tax. But how can a state survive without an income tax? Where do you get your resources? There are a couple of ways you can go – a consumption tax and a property tax. When you buy a house in Texas, there are no hidden tax fees so the price is lower, but yet, they are still able to provide education, services, and keep the roads clean and safe. Over the last 19 years, $791 million dollars has left Missouri for Texas because of the tax structure. Rep. Lichtenegger will be trying to reverse that trend in the next legislative session for...
How The Heritage Foundation helps state legislators

How The Heritage Foundation helps state legislators

Joel Griffith of The Heritage Foundation talks with Travis Brown at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego about how he helps co-author Stephen Moore provide legislators with fiscal conservative policy to implement at the state...
The story of Oklahoma is really the story of Wealth of States

The story of Oklahoma is really the story of Wealth of States

  Jonathan Small with the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs talks to Travis Brown at the American Legislative Exchange Council on why the story of Oklahoma is really the story of Wealth of States. When you go back to 2000, Oklahoma was a poor state with structures in the tax code that weren’t condusive to growth. But in a bi-partisan effort, Oklahoma started to implement right-to-work, made income tax cuts down to 5%, and got rid of the death tax. Oklahoma continues to reward work thanks to Jonathan and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs working for the betterment of Oklahoma citizens to implement free-market principles in rural areas and urban areas, like Tulsa and Oklahoma City....