Tuesday round up: Laffer favors Newt’s tax plan; McGurn advises Romney to focus on his opponents ideas; Tamny says the Fed is damaging the economy.

In The WSJ, Art Laffer supports Newt Gingrich’s tax plan over Mitt Romney’s.

Also in The Journal, Bill McGurn advises Romney to counter or co-opt his opponents ideas rather than character attacks:

The most constructive way for Mr. Romney to kill off his rivals while bringing the party together is simple: Steal their best ideas. Mr. Gingrich has done precisely that with Ron Paul by calling for a commission to study the gold standard. Mr. Romney could easily do the same, echoing Mr. Paul’s call for an honest dollar or adopting Mr. Gingrich’s flat tax.

At The American, James Pethokoukis tells Gingrich to specify spending cuts.

On The Kudlow Report, Laffer discusses the Gingrich and Romney tax plans:

At RCM, John Tamny argues the Fed’s loose money is hurting the economy.

NPR reports the Republican debate over gold.

The blog of hippie guru Timothy Leary’s coauthor highlights Ralph Benko’s gold advocacy.

From Alhambra Partners, Joe Calhoun argues the Federal Reserve is “the 400 pound gorilla in the economic living room.”

The Tax Foundation notes income inequality was higher during the Clinton years.

On The Kudlow Report, a panel discusses the dollar’s fall in the last month:

On Slate, Matthew Yglesias reports China’s consumption boom.

Bloomberg’s editors respond to Paul Krugman’s critique of British austerity.

In The NYT, Bruce Bartlett continues to advocate tax reform.

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