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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

FedUp2012 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 7:20 AM
Another advantage of the sales tax is that we could capture taxes on purchases by people who make their money illegally and don't currently pay income taxes but certainly spend their money.

I’m at Hillsdale College in Michigan for a conference on taxation. The event is called “The Federal Income Tax: A Centenary Consideration,” though I would have called it something like “100 Years of Misery from the IRS.”

I’m glad to be here, both because Hillsdale proudly refuses to take government money (which would mean being ensnared by government rules) and also because I’ve heard superb speeches by scholars such as Amity Shlaes (author of The Forgotten Man, as well as a

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