Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday round up.

In The Washington Post, Ezra Klein solicits experts on what top tax rate maximizes revenue. As several commenters note, there's a difference -- at least in the short run -- between the rate that maximizes government revenue and the rate that maximizes growth.

Richard Rahn expands his argument that supply-side economics yields superior results to demand-side spending.

On The Kudlow Report, David Goldman discusses Federal Reserve policy:

Goldman also considers today's disappointing productivity numbers.

John Tamny explains that credit is tight because the quality of money is poor.

On Fox Business News, Tamny discusses auto bailouts:

Amity Schlaes rebuts the claim that tax hikes will improve confidence and lower the deficit.

In The Wall Street Journal, Glenn Hubbard defends lower tax rates on capital.

Also in The Journal, Henry Olsen argues unemployment is higher than conventional estimates, and must be countered with pro-growth policies.


  1. This is important:


  2. Anonymous--
    See last week's post of the original Stockman piece and the multiple responses.
    Stockman himself softens his tax-hikes-are-good line in the Kudlow interview, and Kudlow wins the debate re: the deficit and the Bush tax cuts.
    So what are we left with? His argument that delinking gold was a bad idea and Milton Friedman was wrong on that? Sold.
    That's what supply-siders have said all along.