The speakers invited by IREF have shown that the Flat Tax stimulates economic activity and avoids the negative effects of progressive taxation. Professor Victoria Curzon-Price from the University of Geneva insisted on that positive effects of the Flat Tax (read a summary of the speach of Victoria Curzon-Price).
Michael Luytzinger, tax adviser in Zurich, has shown that the usual critics against to the flat tax – unfairness, budget deficits etc. – are without any serious empirical foundation.
Ivan Miklos, the former Prime Minister of Slovakia has confirmed those insights, by sharing his own experience with the flat tax. He was the one to introduce the flat tax in Slovakia in 2003 and the results were so spectacular that none of his successors has revoked this fiscal reform (read a summary of the speach of Ivan Miklos).