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Policy and Government

In the Washington Times, Stephen Moore says the left is blind to Trump’s economic boom.

Exodus 2018 continues, including HFSC chairman Jeb Hensarling.

From Forbes.com, Ralph Benko writes Steve Lonegan’s economic ideas would make him an important outlier in Congress.

On Real Clear Markets, Allan Golombek warns this policy error could drive up housing costs.

From Forbes.com, Brett Swanson discusses patent law.

Monetary

George Selgin, at Alt-M, observes that ” the ‘classical’ gold standard’s commerce-invigorating combination of generally fixed exchange rates and reasonable … price-level stability has never been matched since.”

From Forbes.com, Steve Hanke says Iran should go for gold.

Tax

Scott Sumner smiles on the tax reform bill.

From Newsmax, Larry Kudlow says you will raise wages by cutting the corporate tax.

CBS reports that House has now revised its tax plan to dilute personal tax rate cuts by $89B over ten years to “deliver more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for people across our country.”

From Forbes.com, John Tamny discusses Silicon Valley’s self-suffocating disdain for lower taxes.

In the Washington Examiner, Grover Norquist says tax reform will lead to a burst in jobs.

From Forbes.com, Nathan Lewis encourages us to look at the big picture on tax reform.

In The Week, Paul Waldman believes the tax bill is a trainwreck.

Spending

At Medium, Simon Sarris lays out definitively why Silicon Valley’s latest fad, the “universal basic income,” is a “financial time bomb” and a transfer of wealth from the truly needy to hipsters who don’t particularly want to work.

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