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CFP Update:  January 2, 2001

I wish you a happy new year.

Inside this Issue:

1) Barbados OECD/Tax Competition Meetings
2) Walter Williams' opinion article on the CFP and the OECD
3) Center for Freedom and Prosperity Encourages Bahamas to Defend Tax Policies, Tax Notes International
4) Help spread the message - Encourage people to sign up for our e-mail updates.

 

1) Barbados OECD/Tax Competition Meetings

     The Center for Freedom and Prosperity is hosting two briefings in Barbados. The first briefing will take place on Saturday, January 6, and is open only to officials from governments targeted by the OECD. This event is designed to give these policy makers useful information as they prepare to meet with the OECD on January 8-9, and is a private, off-the-record meeting in order to facilitate a frank and open exchange. The Sunday, January 7, event is open to the public, and will feature the same speakers but will be more focused on information that will be useful to journalists and offshore practitioners.

     At both events the Center for Freedom and Prosperity will bring together leading international tax experts to discuss how best to preserve tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty. The Saturday briefing will begin at 2:00 p.m. and last no longer than 5:00 p.m. and the time for the Sunday meeting is to be announced. Both conferences will take place at the Grand Barbados Beach Resort in Bridgetown.

     At these briefings, attendees will hear from Daniel Mitchell, a Senior Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Bruce Zagaris, a tax lawyer from Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, Marshall Langer, a tax lawyer and well-known author, and Elizabeth Tobias, the top tax aide to House Majority Leader Dick Armey. I will then conclude each briefing with a discussion of the Center's main project the Coalition for Tax Competition and how we intend to convince the OECD to withdraw their misguided initiative.  (More Information)

 

2) Walter Williams' opinion article on the CFP and the OECD

     ". . . Dr. Daniel Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, along with Andrew Quinlan, a former senior staff member of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, have co-founded the Center for Freedom and Prosperity. The center's first mission is to publicize and attack OECD's anti-taxpayer agenda.

     "Mitchell and Quinlan argue that the "harmful tax competition" lament of OECD is really the welfare state talking. If high-tax nations face competition from low-tax nations, it threatens funding for their welfare state. They're forced to consider lowering taxes. That's precisely what many OECD nations did in the wake of our massive cuts in the marginal tax rate during the Reagan administration. On the other hand, if high-tax nations can force other nations to be high-tax as well, they can more easily get away with legislating even higher taxes to support their welfare states . . . You don't have to be an economist or rocket scientist to know that when there are attempts to eliminate competition of any sort, including tax competition, watch out and man the barricades."  (Full Article)

 

3) Center for Freedom and Prosperity Encourages Bahamas to Defend Tax Policies, Tax Notes International

     "Dan Mitchell of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity (CFP) traveled to the Bahamas in mid-December in an effort to discourage the Bahamian government from cooperating with the OECD's campaign against tax competition. Unlike the OECD, which is leading the international initiative to eliminate tax havens, the Washington-based CFP argues that fiscal privacy should be preserved and tax competition should be actively promoted rather than prosecuted. (For prior coverage, see Tax Notes Int'l, December 11, 2000, p. 2650, or 2000 WTD 234-2, or Doc 2000-31203 (9 original pages).). . . " (Complete Story)

 

4) Help spread the message - Encourage people to sign up for our e-mail updates.

As always, anything you can do to help spread the word is greatly appreciated. We have created a device on our web-page that will allow people from around the world to sign up for our e-mail updates. If you know of people or organizations that would be interested in our message, please let them know and encourage them to sign up.  (Sign up for E-mail Updates)

Regards,

Andrew Quinlan
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
President
202-285-0244
603-971-9137 (efax)
quinlan@freedomandprosperity.org
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