Weekend update: Lewis and Moore on the flat tax; McKinnon, Weisenthal and Bowyeron interest rates; Woodhill on sound money and America’s enemies.

From Forbes, Nathan Lewis notes the success of flat tax reforms around the world.

In The WSJ, Ronald McKinnon suggests the Fed’s loose money policies have blocked bond market vigilantes bidding up interest on the debt.

At Business Insider, Joe Weisenthal counters McKinnon, noting that bond rates rise and fall with economic growth. (H/t: Vlad Signorelli.)

From Forbes, Jerry Bowyer argues interest rates are unreliable indicators but gold suggests inflation.

On The Kudlow Report, Stephen Moore debates the flat tax:


On NRO, Larry Kudlow sees Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) as the antidote to the President’s demoralizing message.

In The WSJ, Stephen Moore argues the President’s tax fairness arguments bolster the case for a flat tax.

The NY Sun suggests US Rep. Ron Paul (TX) would be a strong running mate for Gov. Mitt Romney (MA).

At Asia Times, Reuven Brenner critiques Keynesian economics.

In Forbes, Louis Woodhill suggests a sound dollar would undermine America’s adversaries.

Columnist George Will bashes US Rep. Barney Frank’s proposal to strip regional bank presidents of their Federal Open Market Committee voting rights.

TSGN’s Ralph Benko discusses the gold standard on the Larry Parks radio show.

At CNBC, Jeff Bell argues embrace of sound money will help the GOP presidential candidates (h/t: TGSN).

In The NYT, C. Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute for International Economics claims a weaker dollar will lower US unemployment.

From the archive, Jude Wanniski discusses Bergsten’s background.

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