People Have To Eat

Market-based economists have opposed the taxation of food for more than 200 years. The Policy Foundation has published 10 research memos since 2002 on repeal of the Arkansas grocery tax:

(October 2002) Free Market Economists and the Sales Tax on Food
(October 2002) Policy Backgrounder Sales Tax Repeal on Food

(December 2006) Foundation Releases Grocery Tax Proposal
(December 2006) Road Map for Arkansas Prosperity: Phase-Out the Sales Tax on Groceries

(January 2007) A Middle Class Tax Cut
(February 2007) The Biggest Tax Cut In Arkansas History
(June 2007) Tax Cut Countdown
(July 2007) Delta Food Prices Stable after July 1 Grocery Tax Cut

(November 2008) Fiscal Discipline and the Beebe Grocery Tax Cut Proposal

(February 2009) Three Year Grocery Tax Cut Impact: $827 For Four-Person Household

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Peer-Reviewed Research

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Journal Publications

'Regulation of financial derivatives in the U.S. code'
Derivatives Use, Trading and Regulation
(London, U.K.) Palgrave Macmillian Ltd.
February 2006
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'Deflation & Economic Growth'
(Piscataway, N.J.) Transaction Periodicals Consortium, Rutgers University
Summer 2006

Policy Foundation research on this topic cited by Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe (Opinion No. 2005-291)

'A review of state statutes regulating financial derivatives in the USA'
Pensions, an International Journal
(London, U.K.) Palgrave Macmillian Ltd.
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