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Policy and Government

Arthur Laffer: Trump’s first year was better than Reagan’s!

Stephen Moore to join Washington Times as associate opinion editor.

Larry Kudlow: Trump is ending Obama’s war on business.

Migration to low-tax states continues.

At the New York Times, Supply Side Icons Bill Gates and Steve Pinker interviewed by Philip Galanes:

PG: …Since Oprah’s near presidential announcement at the Golden Globes and speculation about Mark Zuckerberg’s political aspirations, have people asked you to consider getting involved in political public life?

BG: Well, I am involved. But I won’t be a candidate.

PG: Leaving the way clear for Steven?

SP: Wonderful!

BG: It’s tricky. You hope that as one party moves in one direction, the other party doesn’t move too far in the opposite direction. We’ll see. There haven’t been that many anti-elitists, anti-internationalists elected president. But we have one now.

Regulatory

The Washington Post discusses the Koch’s plan to transform education.

Rumors of War:

The Currency War?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/business/steven-mnuchin-dollar-davos.html

https://www.cfr.org/blog/adjustment-hard-especially-if-it-involves-dollar

http://www.capitalspectator.com/is-a-weaker-dollar-a-plus-for-us-economic-growth/

The Trade War?

http://reason.com/archives/2018/01/25/trump-repeats-the-folly-of-protectionism?utm_medium=email

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-25/forget-nafta-the-trade-war-with-canada-has-already-started