the Laffer Curve

the Laffer Curve
the Laffer Curve UK US noun [S]
ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT the theory that if a country's tax rates are low, the amount of money collected by the government will increase, because companies will be encouraged to invest and do business in that country: »

According to the Laffer Curve, lower tax rates change people's economic behavior and stimulate economic growth.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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