by | Jun 19, 2019

The White House has announced that President Trump is awarding Dr. Arthur B. Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 19th. That, along with the Congressional Gold Medal, is America’s highest civilian award. It is well deserved. Robert Mundell…

by | May 31, 2019

Now for a few words of praise and caution. First, Trump is now presiding over almost the longest, most robust recovery in the economic history of the United States. Only the ten-year boom culminating in the tech crash of 2000-2001…

by | Feb 4, 2019

It’s raining here in LA. Not cool. I liked it much better when it never rained. LA is not too much fun in the rain. The sky is gray and it’s cool. I’ll go swimming anyway. Okay, get ready to…

by | Jan 11, 2019

The question of questions: Why did we have so much volatility in the financial markets in the Fall and early Winter? This was extreme volatility by any measure. The fact that it happened while the U.S. was in an extreme…

by | Mar 13, 2018

Monday When I read this afternoon that President Donald J. Trump had settled on Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as his chief economic advisor, I felt light headed and I recalled a bit of Ancient History. Caligula, the supposedly…

by | Feb 22, 2018

Two months after Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, and America is still standing. It’s a remarkable feat considering the left’s apocalyptic predictions that the tax cut would devastate the American economy. Not only is…

by | Jun 18, 2017

My father was the most reasonable man I have ever known. The most loving man I have ever known. He had a challenging life: father unemployed during most of the Great Depression. Shy. But brilliant beyond words. Entered Williams, the…

by | May 1, 2017

One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase “tax cuts for the rich,” which is…

by | May 31, 2016

So, as the headline has it, begins the subtitle of John Tamny’s latest book, Who Needs the Fed? It might have been even more aptly titled The Emperor Has No Clothes. It explodes the myth that government agencies, especially the Federal Reserve System, can be a force for prosperity and with justice for all.

by | Jul 24, 2015

Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics By John Tamny (Regnery Publishing, 256 pages, $27.99) If you want to understand economics, all you have to do is read John Tamny’s new…

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