In this episode, Michael & Jonathan have a discussion about the macro-economics of the current Covid-19 situation at a national policy level with guest, Dan Mitchell, libertarian Austrian school economist and former senior fellow at the Cato Institute.. He is a proponent of the flat tax and tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty.

About Dan Mitchell

Mitchell’s career as an economist began in the United States Senate, working for Oregon Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. He also served on the transition team of President-Elect Bush and Vice President-Elect Quayle in 1988. In 1990, he began work at the Heritage Foundation. At Heritage, Mitchell worked on tax policy issues and began advocating for income tax reform.

In 2007, Mitchell left the Heritage Foundation, and joined the Cato Institute as a Senior Fellow. Mitchell continues to work in tax policy, and deals with issues such as the flat tax and international tax competition.

In addition to his Cato Institute responsibilities, Mitchell co-founded the Center for Freedom and Prosperity, an organization formed to protect international tax competition.

Mitchell is a frequent commentator on television and has appeared on all the major networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, CNBC, and C-SPAN. He was also formerly a weekly guest on CNBC’s “Street Signs.”

Read Dan’s blog

Follow Dan on Twitter at @danieljmitchell