The day I took on Arthur Laffer – and won

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I was reminded of this debate between Arthur Laffer (yes, him of the Laffer curve) and me that took place three years ago by a post from the TaxCOOP who organised it at the OECD in 2018.

The working language of the TaxCOOP is French - and if you don't speak it I am afraid you will have to skip some bits. Arthur Laffer and I spoke in English.

And I will provide a spoiler - I won by 58% to 33%, with the rest undecided, or by 64% to 36% amongst those who actually registered a vote one way or the other.

Arthur was not amused. He'd been all charm beforehand. He did not speak again afterwards.