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Joe Cobb

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Joe Cobb is a Policy Advisor to The Heartland Institute and a former Senior Fellow in Economics at The Heritage Foundation.

Joe Cobb received his degrees in economics from the University of Chicago, where he was editor of the New Individualist Review. Its faculty advisors were the Nobel Laureates F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, and George J. Stigler.

In 1993-96, Joe was the John M. Olin Senior Fellow in Economics at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, and has also served as Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee (1992-93), Staff Director of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee (1990-91), Economic Advisor with the State Department’s U.S. Mission to the O.A.S. (1982-83), and Deputy Director in the White House Office of Policy Information (1982). He is a Past President of the National Association of Business Economists, National Capital Chapter, and taught economics for a number of years at Concordia University, Saddleback College, and Orange Coast College.

Joe is an expert on the income tax. He has testified several times before the tax-writing House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee and worked as a Senate staff aide with the Finance Committee, which amends tax legislation in Congress.

See his complete Curriculum Vitae for more information, including a list of published articles and manuscripts.

Recent Articles and Publications

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March 1, 2017
By Jim Lakely, Robert Genetski, Bette Grande, S.T. Karnick, David L. Applegate, H. Sterling Burnett, Jesse Hathaway, Michael Hamilton, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Bruno Behrend, Lennie Jarratt, Isaac Orr, Tom Harris, John McAdams, Terry Stoops, Joe Cobb, Christopher Garbacz, James H. Rust, John Dale Dunn, Clifford Thies, Sandra Stotsky, Kenneth Haapala
"President Trump’s speech should help him gain public support for his programs. Inviting Democrats to put petty politics aside and work with him for the good of the country was a reasonable request." - Robert Genetski
November 9, 2016
By Peter Ferrara, Michael Hamilton, Jesse Hathaway, Dr. Donald J. Devine, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson, Robert Zubrin, Isaac Orr, Robert G. Holland, Heather Kays, Paul Driessen, Dan Miller, Larry Kaufmann, Donn Dears, Charles Battig, Brendon Swedlow, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Neal Schuerer, Bradley A. Smith, Twila Brase, Joe Cobb, Matt A. Mayer, Thomas A. Firey, Bernard (Bud) Weinstein, James H. Rust, Linda Gorman, Devon Herrick, Jason Bedrick, Nick Dranias, Lawrence H. White, Howard Segermark, James E. Enstrom, Mischa Popoff, Clifford Thies, Peter R. Cook, Charles N. Steele, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Cedric Keith, Michael Schaus, Benita M. Dodd, Roger Stark, M.D., Kathy Hoekstra, Sandra Stotsky
In the November 8 election, Donald Trump won the presidency and Republicans retained control of the House and Senate. In state races, Republicans expanded their majorities in state legislatures and gubernatorial mansions.
July 24, 2012
By Benjamin Domenech, Steve Stanek, Maureen Martin, Robert Genetski, Joe Cobb, S.T. Karnick, Avik Roy
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office today scored the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the law.
February 13, 2012
By Joe Cobb, Steve Stanek, Benjamin Domenech
President Barack Obama on Monday released his 2013 budget, which includes $3.8 trillion in spending over 10 years. In Obama’s budget, the annual federal deficit falls below $600 billion just once, in 2018. The president’s budget achieves $1.

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