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Rich Danker remembers supply-side icon Jeff Bell.

Excerpt from the Weekly Standard:

Jeff, who died suddenly at age 74 on Saturday evening, was primed to be on the vanguard. Starting in the mid-1970s, he turbocharged the policy agenda that culminated with Reagan’s landslide election and a mandate for massive tax cuts. But Reagan (“The only great man I ever worked for, though I didn’t know it at the time,” he once told me. “You never do.”) came around to the cuts only after Jeff proved on the ballot something that Republicans now accept as gospel: Across-the-board income tax cuts are innately popular with voters.
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Remembering Jeff Bell: A Man Who Transformed the World

by Jon Decker

Supply Side visionary Jeff Bell, who, at 74, suddenly passed away this past weekend, will be remembered by those who knew him for his quick wit, brilliant intellect, and unflagging moral courage. He, my friend and mentor, personified all that is best about politics. Bell’s 1978 Senate campaign in New Jersey (in which he unseated incumbent Clifford Case in the GOP primary and was only narrowly bested by Democrat Bill Bradley in the general), is remembered for taking Supply Side economics off the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal and inserting it into the mainstream of national politics.

Jeff Bell deserves to be remembered as a man who transformed the world.
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