The Laffer Curve Explained

To those who don’t take a great deal of interest in economics, the concept of the Laffer Curve may make their eyes glaze over. That said, the concept is really quite simple and has a huge impact on our daily lives. A group called the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation is working to educate Americans on the Laffer Curve and other important concepts by producing short videos to educate Americans on basic economic concepts.
Laffer’s Curve is essentially a theory of how individuals acting in a free market react to the incentives created by tax policies provides the basic underpinnings of today’s tax system. It provides a partial explanation as to why certain Eastern European nations are adopting flat taxes and becoming economically prosperous almost overnight.
Check out the two short videos on the Laffer curve Part I here and Part II here.