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Amity Shlaes highlighted Tuesday's Chicago tax conference with an Op-Ed for the Chicago Tribune. Shlaes writes that the reason Chicago is losing its residents is that it has become more of a "deal city" and less of a "price city." While striking deals with favored interest groups and industries may be politically advantageous, the problem is that someone has to foot the cost of offering special deals. That someone is the average taxpayer, and taxpayers have become weary of ever-higher rates, leading them to leave the state.
Matthew Denhart is an expert on immigration policy and is the author of the Bush Institute’s America's Advantage: A Handbook of Vital Immigration and Economic Growth Statistics, now in its third edition. He currently serves as executive director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a founder of the Coolidge Scholars Program which provides full-ride merit scholarships to America's most promising college students. A summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University, Denhart has written and spoken widely on a variety of policy topics including the economics of higher education, labor, and taxes. He has contributed articles to numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, CNN Opinion, and Bloomberg View.Full Bio