First Edition. Very Good. Item #5245
New York: Academic Press, 1983. First Edition with full numberline. Signed by coauthor Arthur B. Laffer on front free endpaper with inscription to author, columnist, and presidential speechwriter William Safire with inscription, "To Bill Safire, A man who takes me from sitting in error to standing corrected. Thanks for everything but remember the best is yet to come. Arthur, 7/84. Additional signed typewritten letter laid in.
Octavo; 283pp. Black buckram-covered boards with white lettering. No dust jacket, as issued. Covers are sturdy and square with light fingerprinting and a few faint scratches. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Laffer worked as both a professor and a consultant to numerous politicians, even advising Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s on the United Kingdom's fiscal policy. At the time of writing, Laffer was a member the Executive Committee of the Reagan/Bush Finance Committee. He is best known for "The Laffer Curve," which describes a theoretical relationship between taxation and government revenue. In the additional letter Laffer jokes "I love your book, and am reciprocating with my latest. I'll bet you that I can read more of yours than you can of mine."