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David R. Henderson

David R. Henderson is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, a Research Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow with Canada’s Fraser Institute. He was previously a senior economist for health policy and for energy policy with President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers. 

David is the editor of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, the only reader-friendly encyclopedia of economics, and has written 2 other books, The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey and Making Great Decisions in Business and Life (co-authored with Charles L. Hooper.) As well as publishing in academic journals, he has written over 300 articles for such popular publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron's, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, National Review, Defining Ideas, and Reason. 

He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.  He has also appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, the Jim Lehrer Newshour, the John Stossel show, the O’Reilly Factor, the Ingraham Angle, MSNBC, RT, NPR, CBC, and the BBC.   

Born in Canada, he moved to the United States in 1972 to earn his Ph.D. in economics at UCLA. He became a U.S. citizen in April 1986.

May 17, 2023

We Need Another George Harrison

The Beatles learned the hard way how greedy the government can be. 

April 27, 2023

When Is Income Not Income?

The Washington state legislature and supreme court are ignoring the plain language of the state's constitution in order to impose a virtue-signaling capital gains tax on the wealthy. 

April 13, 2023

The Unconstitutional, Unjust, and Destructive Tax on Unrealized Capital Gains

Biden's tax on unrealized capital gains joins my growing list of the worst tax proposals. 

March 23, 2023

The Worst of the Biden Tax Increases

There are a number of candidates for the title of "Worst Tax Increases" in Biden's new tax proposals. Here's my two worst options.

March 9, 2023

Stock Buybacks are Good, Not Bad

Despite Democratic criticisms, there are good economic reasons why some companies choose to buy back their own stocks.

February 23, 2023

More Good News on State Taxes

States that have a low flat rate or no state income tax are seeing significant revenue growth.

February 9, 2023

Taxing Wealth Is Taxing Work

President Biden's effort to punish the wealthy with higher taxes reveals, yet again, that he doesn't understand either wealth or tax rates.

January 25, 2023

Constitutions Matter for Tax Rates

One benefit of a flat tax is that legislators can't stick it to high-income individuals and corporations without sticking it to everyone.

January 11, 2023

Does Higher Pay to Legislators Lead to Better Governance?

States that pay their legislators the most get, in return, higher taxes, more regulations and terrible governance.

December 21, 2022

'I Want High-Income Earners to Stay'

New York City Mayor Eric Adams learns a lesson: Increasing taxes on the rich is the best way to ensure NYC loses revenue.

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