Alan Auerbach

How a tax plan unites progressives, the Koch brothers and Walmart

Alan Auerbach quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2017

Alan Auerbach … dismissed the $1,700 increase as “silly” and “outside the range” of economic projections of what the tax might do. … “It would encourage companies to make their products in America,” said Auerbach, who thinks it would also convince some Silicon Valley companies, such as Google and Apple, to stop basing operations in countries like Ireland, which have much lower corporate tax burdens.

The top 4 things the GOP won’t tell you about Ronald Reagan

Alan Auerbach quoted on, September 16, 2015

“At the end of the day, Reagan had very strong views on issues like tax cuts and military build-up, but on the other hand he was willing to make deals,” Auerbach said. “As much as Reagan criticized the policies of his predecessor and criticized the policies of Democrats, he wasn’t going to shut the government down.”

China cuts interest rates as ripple effects of “Black Monday” continue

Alan Auerbach interviewed on KQED-FM, August 26, 2015

“The government of China is in a funny position. On the one hand, China has a very rapidly growing economy, and in many respects, a very capitalist economy, and yet it has a government trying to maintain control as the old Communist government did.… And sometimes that comes in conflict with a normal working of an economy.”

GOP strategist Christie: Tax revenues rose after Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003

Alan Auerbach interviewed by, June 17, 2015

Reasonable people can use different years as a starting  point for comparison. Bush didn’t take office until early 2001 and the tax cuts didn’t take full effect until the start of 2002. Plus, economist Alan Auerbach … reminded us that there was a recession between March 2001 and November 2001. “The effects of the recession on revenue are likely to swamp any effects of tax policy,” Auerbach said.

State bill could raise local sales taxes

Alan Auerbach quoted in State Tax Notes Magazine, (registration required) April 13, 2015

Alan Auerbach … said the push for additional tax revenue came despite an already improving state economy. He said the cap on property tax growth in California’s Proposition 13 was to blame. “If you look at local governments in California, they’re not getting as much property tax revenues as others” in different states, he said.