Audio Commentary: Are Windfall Profits Taxes Good Economics?

February 01, 2006

In the wake of record profit reports by several large U.S. oil companies, many lawmakers have renewed calls for a "windfall profits" tax on the industry. The following audio commentary was recorded by Tax Foundation President Scott A. Hodge, exploring the economics of windfall profits taxes.

To listen, please click the link below.

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