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Wednesday summary: Rick Perry’s Fed comments continue to garner attention; Salsman provides a history of gold; The WSJ notes the impact of higher taxes in Maryland.

RCP features Rick Perry continuing to critique the Fed.

Politico notes former Bush Administration officials critiquing Perry.

At Yahoo Finance, David Stockman endorses Rick Perry’s Federal Reserve criticism:

Reuters reports Michelle Bachmann joining the anti-Bernanke fray.

At Forbes, Richard Salsman provides an interesting history of the gold standard.

On First Trust, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein suggest inflation is rising.

From The Kudlow Report, Brian Wesbury and Don Luskin debate inflation:

On RT America, Lew Rockwell discusses the Nixon Shock.

From 1971, Alan Reynolds blasts Nixon’s price controls.

CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe features a good discussion of the gold standard:

The WSJ responds to Warren Buffett’s tax increase advocacy.

In The Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin reports Bill Bennett supports US Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) running for president.

The WSJ notes the decline of wealthy tax filers following last year’s soak-the-rich tax hikes in Maryland:

One year later, nobody’s grinning. One-third of the millionaires have disappeared from Maryland tax rolls. In 2008 roughly 3,000 million-dollar income tax returns were filed by the end of April. This year there were 2,000, which the state comptroller’s office concedes is a “substantial decline.” On those missing returns, the government collects 6.25% of nothing. Instead of the state coffers gaining the extra $106 million the politicians predicted, millionaires paid $100 million less in taxes than they did last year — even at higher rates.

From 1979, Ronald Reagan announces his campaign for president (h/t: James Pethokoukis):

A new website promotes the Swiss gold franc.

At COAL, Paul Krugman notes bond vigilantes are only going after countries without their own currencies.

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