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Invisible Slaves: The Victims and Perpetrators of Modern-Day Slavery
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The Scourge Of Modern-Day Slavery

by W. Kurt Hauservia Defining Ideas
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Millions of people wake up each day to a life of forced labor, violence, sexual assault, and dehumanization. 

Federal tax revenue and marginal tax rates, 1950-2007

Hauser’s Law

by W. Kurt Hauser, David Ransonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Soak the rich? You can’t. A vital observation, first noted by former Hoover board chairman W. Kurt Hauser, banished this bit of wishful thinking. By David Ranson.

Beyond Repair

by W. Kurt Hauservia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

The present tax system is beyond repair. It is impossibly complex, outrageously expensive, overly intrusive, economically destructive, and manifestly unfair. Hoover overseer W. Kurt Hauser offers a solution—junk it.

Why Our Tax System is Good for Government But Bad for People

by W. Kurt Hauservia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

The federal tax code does a good job of redistributing income and rewarding special interest groups. It does a lousy job of promoting economic growth. Vice Chairman of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers W. Kurt Hauser explains why.