Tuesday summary: Domitrovic on inflation; Benko on the GOP candidates; Quigley on Lehrman as a presidential candidate.

From Forbes, Brian Domitrovic explains that unless arrested, today’s commodity inflation will lead to tomorrow’s general inflation.

On Forbes, Ralph Benko calls out the GOP presidential candidates on the dollar and growth.

In The Hill, Bernie Quigley floats Lew Lehrman for President as the “thinking man’s Ron Paul.”

On The Kudlow Report, NRO’s Kevin Williamson, of Goodbye Supply Side fame, calls five percent economic growth a “magic unicorn”:




On NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, Lew Lehrman discusses the gold standard.

In The NY Sun, Ira Stoll critiques the President’s blaming high oil prices on speculators.

At RCM, John Tamny opposes extending the debt limit.

At Alhambra Investments, Joseph Calhoun sees continued economic sluggishness.

ABC News reports on rising interest in the gold standard among conservative economists and in the states:

At The American, Alex Pollock identifies the Fed’s additional mandates beyond price stability and employment.

The NY Sun reports the debate over selling the U.S. gold supply.

Fox News features Newt Gingrich backtracking from his comments on U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposal.

On Forbes, Charles Kadlec suggests governments are the greatest source of systemic risk.

In The WSJ, Bill McGurn argues the President’s budget requires raising taxes on the middle class.

The NYT notes that increased revenues have cut California’s deficit.

In The Washington Post, Ezra Klein suggests a weak dollar is good for economic recovery.

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