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Bruce Bartlett      

Author, Historian & Economist; Former Policy Adviser to Regan and Bush

Bruce Reeves Bartlett is an American historian whose area of expertise is supply-side economics. Bartlett is an authority on taxes and tax reform -- the central issue of American politics and economics-- and its impact on investment, jobs, and growth in the coming years.

Bruce Bartlett has spent many years in government, including service on the staffs of Representatives Ron Paul and Jack Kemp and Senator Roger Jepsen. He has been executive director of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House, and deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department during the George H.W. Bush administration.

After his political appointments, Bartlett then he has been an economic commentator for The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The New York Times, and other major publications.

Bartlett is also a columnist for The Fiscal Times, an online newspaper covering public and personal finance, and Tax Notes, a weekly magazine for tax practitioners and policymakers. He was previously a columnist for Forbes magazine and Creators Syndicate. His writing often focuses on the intersection between politics and economics and seeks to inform politicians about economics, and economists about the current nature of politics.

As well, Bartlett has authored numerous books on economics and tax reform including the best-selling Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America, Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward, and The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform-Why We Need It and What It Will Take. In his 2017 book, The Truth Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks, Bartlett covers media literacy for the average American.

Speech Topics

Tax Reform


Learning from Republican failure: The end game for extremism - NY ...

BY Bruce Bartlett ... Bartlett worked for Jack Kemp and Ron Paul in Congress, for Ronald Reagan in the White House and for George H.W. Bush at the Treasury ...

Treat climate change symptoms with carbon tax and flood control

Treat climate change symptoms and don't worry about the cause. Bruce Bartlett, Opinion contributor Published 6:02 a.m. ET May 15, 2017 ...

Health Policy Is Vital to Tax Reform Policy - The New York Times

Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett), a Treasury Department official during the George H. W. Bush administration, is the author of “The Benefit and the Burden: Tax ...

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