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Apologies for the gap in service last week. Was in Austin, TX for The Laffer Center’s winter meeting featuring interesting talks from Art Laffer, Brian Domitrovic, Steve Moore, John Chapman, and Dan Mitchell, plus terrific comments from Louis Woodhill.
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In Forbes, Louis Woodhill suggests Mitt Romney doesn’t understand growth, starting with his neglect of the dollar.

At RCM, John Tamny chides Romney’s Bain critics.

In The WSJ, James Freeman profiles Rick Santorum as a “supply-sider for the working man.”

Also at RCM, Tamny critiques Santorum’s plan to revive US manufacturing.

In The WSJ, Art Laffer rebuts the Buffett strategy to tax the rich.

PBS’s Newshour challenges the Laffer Curve:




From Alhambra Partners, John Chapman analyzes current monetary policy.

At Cato Unbound, John Tamny argues gold-linked money would restore the economy.

The NY Sun applauds former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for supporting the gold standard.

At TGSN, Lew Lehrman discusses the origins of the gold-linked dollar:

TGSN recounts the Founders’ views on sound money.

In USA Today, US Rep. Ron Paul (TX) critiques the Federal Reserve.

At The Street, Steve Forbes argues for gold-linked money.

In Forbes, Peter Ferrara notes the extraordinarily slow economic recovery.

On Fox Business, Steve Forbes sounds bullish on the economy:




From Forbes, Charles Kadlec suggests lower government spending will lead to more jobs.

On NRO, Larry Kudlow urges Romney to take up tax reform.

From Bloomberg, Ramesh Ponnuru argues supply-side economics isn’t selling with voters.

At NRO, Ponnuru suggests Romney not adopt tax reform.

On MSNBC’s Hardball, Bruce Bartlett argues the Bush era proves tax rates don’t lead to prosperity:


In The CSM, Keynesian Jared Bernstein opposes “trickle-down economics.”