FairTax versus Flat Tax Debate at Furman

January 8, 2008

GREENVILLE, SC – January, 2008 — Furman University’s Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow will sponsor a debate on “FairTax vs. Flat Tax” Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of John E. Johns Hall.

The debate will feature Dr. David Kendall, professor of economics at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and Dr. Daniel Mitchell, senior fellow at the CATO Institute.  It will be moderated by a member of Furman’s Department of Economics.

The event is free and open to the public.

With 30 years of experience in university teaching and research, consulting, and business, Kendall specializes in economic and financial analysis, quantitative modeling, and statistical analysis.  He holds a B.A, M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University, and currently teaches investment analysis, financial management and public finance at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.  A long time advocate of replacing the federal income tax with a national retail sales tax, Kendall first learned of the FairTax in 2003 and began providing pro bono services to Americans for Fair Taxation.

Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy, and is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition.  Prior to joining Cato, he was a senior fellow with The Heritage Foundation and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee.  He also served on the 1988 Bush/Quayle transition team and was Director of Tax and Budget Policy for Citizens for a Sound Economy.  The author of The Flat Tax: Freedom, Fairness, Jobs, and Growth, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from George Mason University.
For more information, contact Furman’s Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow at (843) 607-1322.