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  • Devoutly Desiring Depression

    12/09/2007 4:33:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 75+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Steve Fraser might look mild-mannered, but when it comes to economic doomsaying, he is the Rocky Marciano of recession, the Tiger Woods of turndown, the David Beckham of depression. Speaking of bending one, Fraser's LA Times column of today, "Symptoms of an Economic Depression," twists U.S. economic data into a harbinger of impending doom. Fraser begins by falsely claiming that "no one wants to utter the word 'depression.'" In fact, Fraser himself, a left-wing labor historian, wants not merely to utter the word, but to bellow it with a 10,000 megawatt bullhorn. Why? Because, as he predicts in that same...
  • Good for Fred Thompson

    11/26/2007 10:53:27 AM PST · by eastsider · 72 replies · 131+ views
    National Review Online (The Corner) ^ | November 26, 2007 | Larry Kudlow
    Good for Fred. Good for his excellent, broad based, tax-cut plan — including a flat-tax option and a corporate tax cut. Good for him for snapping back at Fox’s Chris Wallace when he tried to pull a fast one by citing Fred Barnes and Charles Krauthammer as proof-pudding that Fred can’t win. Good for Fred for mentioning National Review and Investor’s Business Daily for speaking positively about his candidacy. (So, is it true that Fox is dedicating itself to Rudy?) Good for Fred for showing fire, energy, and animation throughout the interview. It’s the same fire in the belly that...
  • Did Fred Thompson Fizzle Or Flourish In His First Presidential Debate?(Also FReep Poll)

    10/09/2007 3:24:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 151 replies · 4,551+ views
    WDEF-TV12 ^ | October 9, 2007 | Joe Legge
    Fred Thompson took the stage in Michigan this afternoon in his first presidential debate. Thompson entered the race just over a month ago, announcing his candidacy on late night tv -- in an effort to upstage his opponents sparring that evening in another debate. Some political observers called this the most important performance of Thompson's life. Over the past three weeks, support for Thompson has slipped in the polls, while rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney noticed steady increases. The moderators started the debate, " Senator Thompson this is your first debate, and we kick it off with you." Answering...
  • The GOP's Bush-Led Turnaround

    09/23/2006 7:10:58 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 18 replies · 1,462+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 23, 2006 | Lawrence Kudlow
    President Bush continued his bold pre-November offensive this week, focusing our attention on the war, national security, the totalitarian regimes in the Mideast and even taxes. Talking about the potential for a Democratic shift in Congress, the president warned a Florida audience: "If they get control of the House of Representatives, they'll raise your taxes. It'll hurt our economy. And that's why we're not going to let them get control." The president also warned that Democrats would raise taxes in a futile attempt to balance the budget: "They will raise your taxes and figure out new ways to spend your...
  • Bush is back -- and with a winning message (Great read -- excellent points)

    06/17/2006 7:47:19 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 60 replies · 2,233+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 16, 2006 | Larry Kudlow
    The door has been left wide open for Democrats to take over Congress, but they haven’t been able to walk through it. President Bush’s polls have been low, events in Iraq until recently have been discouraging, Republican scandals have been in the air, and the GOP has become the party of earmarks and spending. Pundits have expected the Democrats to nationalize the elections with a strong message to counter these Republican failings, but so far they have totally failed. Not that the Democrats don’t have a message. They appear to be calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, higher taxes, a...
  • Hooray for the Death Tax!

    06/09/2006 6:30:26 PM PDT · by wjersey · 172 replies · 2,373+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/9/2006 | Larry Kudlow
    So the estate tax cut went down in the Senate, to the cheers of class warriors everywhere. Congratulations to Democratic senators Evan Bayh, Mary Landrieu, Ron Wyden, and Mark Pryor -- all of whom voted against death-tax repeal after voting in favor of it a few years ago. At last, they’ve come to their senses! Our rich people don’t need another tax break. No, they need higher taxes. And they should be vilified, too. That’s right: America should attack rich people. In fact, we must abolish wealth, which is a tremendous drag on our economy. It’s high time that we...
  • Michael Medved Radio Show May 16, 2006 (Larry Kudlow 1st hour)

    05/16/2006 12:17:05 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 36 replies · 552+ views
    Michael Medved ^ | May 16, 2006
    Larry Kudlow from CNBC on for 1st hour.
  • JOHN BATCHELOR LIVE AT 10 PM

    03/21/2006 6:50:35 PM PST · by restornu · 21 replies · 946+ views
    John Batchlor Show ^ | March 21, 2006 | JOHN BATCHELOR
    HERE IS A TASTED TO THOSE INTERVIEWS BY JOHN BATCHELOR you never know what you are going to hear on his show some times it the latest on Space he is a history buff and many times on American or world history many interesting topics! LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW AUDIODownload the MP3 audio file Abu Ahmed, the Deputy Head of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Interviewed by John Batchelor and Aaron Klein. Aired March 13, 2006. ( 13M 50S ; 12.6MB) WABC RADIOWMAL RADIO
  • Kudlow: Big Ben (Bernanke)'s good beginning

    02/19/2006 7:49:34 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 440+ views
    Townhall ^ | Feb. 18, 2006 | Larry Kudlow
    Call it the Bush-Bernanke rally. After two days of congressional hearings, new Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a "not-too-hot" and "not-too-cold" testimony that reassured financial markets -- driving up share prices by roughly 1 percent across-the-board, while gold, bonds and the dollar held flat. On the Bush side of the rally, the Senate voted 53-47 this week in favor of extending the president's investor tax cuts on dividends and capital gains. Joining in this breakthrough vote was John McCain, the senator who voted against these tax cuts when they were introduced in 2003. This is an important shift for...
  • The Silence of the Good News

    02/04/2006 7:35:33 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 883+ views
    Townhall ^ | Feb. 3, 2006 | Larry Kudlow
    Economic pessimists have had a field day ever since GDP was reported a week ago at only 1.1 percent for the fourth quarter. But the latest jobs report released on Friday blew them out of the water. Including revisions, January employment is a huge 317,000 above the initial December level. In fact, over the past three months, non-farm payrolls have increased an average 229,000 per month. That’s explosive. We’re on pace for another 2 million jobs in 2006, following gains of 2 million in 2004 and 2005. Wages are also picking up steam, and with gasoline prices falling, consumer purchasing...
  • Pence sense

    12/29/2005 8:28:16 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 11 replies · 341+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12-29-05 | Larry Kudlow
    If the Republican majority in the Senate and House can somehow stave off a newly energized Democratic assault in the midterm polls next November and preserve their governing status, they may well have Indiana congressman Mike Pence to thank. It has been Pence and his roughly 100 colleagues in the House Republican Study Committee (RSC) who have almost single-handedly stopped the chronic GOP overspending of the past five years and forced the first full-fledged budget-cutting bill since 1997. In doing so, Pence and his dedicated band of House members -- people like Jeff Flake, Jeb Hensarling, John Shadegg, and Marsha...
  • Sales-in-Chief

    12/02/2005 9:22:59 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 509+ views
    Townhall ^ | Dec. 2, 2005 | Larry Kudlow
    Could it be that George W. Bush, our first MBA president, is adopting a new strategy to aggressively market and merchandise his policies and successes? Finally? Following the Friday morning arrival of a strong jobs report -- one that came in well over the monthly average for the past year -- Bush actually appeared on the South Lawn of the White House to make a statement on the success of the economy and his tax-cut policies. This is what President Clinton used to do in the 1990s with each piece of good news, and it’s what President Reagan did through...
  • IS OUR DEFICIT REALLY SHRINKING? I DON'T THINK SO.

    01/15/2005 6:53:08 AM PST · by babylontoday · 20 replies · 490+ views
    U.S. Bureau of the Public Debt ^ | 1-15-2005 | babylontoday
    Kinda depends on how you figure it. Somebody help me with my math here. Would anybody disagree that the amount of annual increase in our overall DEBT should be the measure of our overall DEFICIT (this would also include SS, interest, etc.)? On that premise, according to the numbers from the Tresury link here: http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/opd/opdpdodt.htm The current debt is: 7,601,173,485,023 debt 1-13-05 7,379,052,696,330 minus debt on fiscal close on 9-30-04 =221,120,788,693 over 3-1/2 months = 63,463,082,483 per month, times 12 months =761,556,989,796 linear projection for funding shortfall this fiscal year. This would appear to be roughly consistent with acceleration of...
  • Larry Kudlow: The Anti-Growth Ticket

    07/07/2004 6:52:45 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 766+ views
    National Review ^ | July 07, 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    <p>John Kerry's choice of North Carolina Senator John Edwards as his running mate sets in motion a classic economic-populist, class-warfare, trade-protectionism assault on the free-market principles that have made the American economy the most prosperous of any industrialized nation over the past 25 years.</p>
  • Up in smoke stacks

    06/02/2004 9:52:50 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 199+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6/03/04 | Larry Kudlow
    The much-maligned factory sector is booming. Not rising. Not improving. Booming.  According to just-released data from the Institute of Supply Management, which tracks the manufacturing sector, new orders, production, order backlogs, export orders and employment were very strong in May. The industrial sector is so strong that the speed of supplier deliveries has hit its highest level since April 1979. This means that firms cannot produce fast enough to meet rising demand, which is why commodity prices continue to climb. As a result, capacity use keeps growing and inventories are still too low in relation to skyrocketing sales.  Meanwhile, new...
  • That's more like it, Mr. President

    05/22/2004 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 18 replies · 240+ views
    Townhall ^ | 22 May 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    It's been a rough stretch for President Bush. The story in Iraq turned sour in key cities like Fallujah and Najaf. Then the Abu Ghraib prison scandal hit. The economy has turned up, but nobody seems to notice. In a few public events -- such as the Tim Russert interview on "Meet the Press" -- the president has sometimes appeared halting and defensive. But not so at the White House this past Thursday. At a press briefing I attended in the Roosevelt Room, George W. Bush showed a side of himself we haven't seen in a while. He was tough,...
  • Tied and Tested -

    05/09/2004 2:14:31 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 1 replies · 129+ views
    Townhall.com | May 9, 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    Tied and Tested - Larry Kudlow - May 9, 2004 Columnist Tom Friedman of The New York Times recently wrote that "When Chinese authorities told banks to cut back their wild lending, commodity prices and stock markets tumbled all over the world." The always clever Friedman then conjured up a prayer, concluding: "May China's leaders live to 120, and may they enjoy 9 percent GDP growth every year of their lives. Thank you, Father. Amen." It's good to see Friedman appealing to a higher power, but his prayer has been answered over the past 10 years. Since China's 1994 currency-stabilization...
  • An all-investor nation

    04/30/2004 12:24:47 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 111+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Friday, April 30, 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    Imagine if every worker in the United States had the opportunity to become an investor. Well, that dream has a shot at reality. In his 2004 State of the Union address, President Bush suggested that workers be given the ability to redirect a portion of their payroll taxes into individual retirement accounts. That was a big statement. It means there's now a legitimate chance of transforming Social Security from a financially bankrupt system into a source of real ownership and prosperity for all Americans. Many Americans are investors, but not all. According to the Federal Reserve, 31.6 percent of households...
  • Kerry's Clever Tax Cut

    03/27/2004 10:17:52 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 25 replies · 258+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 27 March 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    Politically, not bad. Economically, it hardly offsets his tax hikes.Sen. John Kerry moved to the right of Walter Mondale by proposing a small cut in the corporate tax rate, which he would lower to 33 ¼ percent from 35 percent. In political terms, it’s a clever ploy. In economic terms, it merely provides a small offset to the significant tax hikes Kerry proposes on capital formation, where he would slap small businesses, top-bracket taxpayers, dividends, and capital gains. The Kerry proposal to rollback the Bush tax cuts would raise the after-tax cost and reduce the post-tax investment return on capital...
  • In only one year...

    03/18/2004 9:39:14 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 103+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 3/19/04 | Larry Kudlow
    When Commander in Chief George W. Bush issued strong, unyielding statements that made it clear he will stay the course in Iraq and in the war against terrorist networks everywhere, the U.S. stock market rallied a couple hundred points. How fitting is that. Most in the media do not recognize that the stock market is the most all-inclusive barometer of the health and security of the U.S. economy and the nation's body politic. In fact, ever since the U.S.-led campaign to liberate Iraq began a year ago, stock indexes have steadily gained ground. This indicates clearly that America is safer...
  • Lawrence Kudlow: Recovery is not broken

    03/08/2004 10:14:44 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 142+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 9, 2004 | By Lawrence Kudlow
    <p>Following the release of the softer-than-expected February jobs report, the major media outlets would almost have us believe employment is falling back into recession. It most certainly is not.</p> <p>Though the latest Labor Department release showed a gain of 21,000 nonfarm payrolls -- well below expectations -- this honest increase represents the sixth-straight month of gains for a total of 364,000 new jobs. It's not prime rib, but for the newly working it's certainly not chopped liver.</p>
  • Fear-mongering over fact

    02/25/2004 10:22:06 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 98+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 2/26/04 | Larry Kudlow (
    Jobs protection has become the rallying cry of the Democratic presidential campaign. Yet Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards never present a clear-headed plan on how they would create new jobs. Instead, they vow to tear down growth-producing free trade treaties, an effort that would impoverish, not expand, the U.S. workforce. Among the many flaws of this year's Democratic argument on jobs is the total absence of facts to back up the claims. Take the Democrats' position on jobs outsourcing, their idea that the country is bleeding away a finite number of jobs to far-off places like India. Outsourcing is...
  • A Gift for the Gipper

    02/09/2004 6:29:32 AM PST · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 165+ views
    National Review ^ | February 09, 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    Happy birthday, Mr. President — that's President Ronald Reagan, who turned 93 on Friday. Fittingly, the lead economic story in the Wall Street Journal that day described how the communist government in China has decided to slash tax rates on both foreign and domestic businesses. What a perfect present for the Gipper. "It's a lot like Reaganonics," deputy finance minister Lou Jiwei said in the story. "We feel that only through simplifying things and lowering tax rates will revenue collection become more efficient." Sounds a lot like the Laffer Curve, doesn't it? And Mr. Lou had more: "At the same...
  • Entering the zone

    02/05/2004 3:24:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 82+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 2/05/04 | Larry Kudlow
    If we knew gross domestic product would run at 4 percent, industrial supply at record levels, basic inflation at less-than 1 percent, real disposable income at 3.5 percent, gold around $400 and the 10-year Treasury bond just above 4 percent -- and we knew these performance results would last for many years -- we would be very happy indeed. Why then is everyone suggesting that 4 percent GDP -- the just-released mark for last year's fourth quarter -- represents an economic slowdown? It's all blather. Not only is such alarmism uncalled for, but the basic components inside the GDP report...
  • Entering the Zone: This economy is hot. GDP alarmism is nothing but blather.

    02/04/2004 9:28:57 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 6 replies · 291+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 04, 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    If we knew gross domestic product would run at 4 percent, industrial supply at record levels, basic inflation at less-than 1 percent, real disposable income at 31/2 percent, gold around $400, and the 10-year Treasury bond just above 4 percent — and we knew these performance results would last for many years — we would be very happy indeed. Why then is everyone suggesting that 4 percent GDP — the just-released mark for last year's fourth quarter — represents an economic slowdown? It's all blather. Not only is such alarmism uncalled for, but the basic components inside the GDP report...
  • The Prices are Right

    01/18/2004 9:26:13 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 119+ views
    Town Hall ^ | January 18, 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    For months, the inflation hawks have been decrying the upward price of gold and the weakening dollar -- both historic signals that prices are headed up. They've made the loud argument that inflation is on the way, and to stave it off the Federal Reserve must raise interest rates -- quickly, and by a good amount. At least for now, they are flat out wrong: The latest consumer price index, which arrived this week, shows a tiny 1.1 percent increase over the last 12 months. One core measure registered an anemic 0.6 percent rate. While the CPI is surely a...
  • O'Neill's sour grapes

    01/14/2004 10:02:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 137+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 1/15/04 | Larry Kudlow
    Those listening to former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill might think there's no rational hand on the national economic tiller. But fear not. O'Neill's recent attacks on President Bush and the formulation of U.S. economic policy amount to nothing more than a big plate of sour grapes. For two years in the Bush administration, O'Neill never agreed with supply-side tax cuts, the centerpiece of the president's economic policy. He was a static-deficit bean counter, not a growth advocate. Capitol Hill sources say he was ineffectual in negotiations, leading to a weak tax bill in 2001. Instead of immediate tax-rate cuts for...
  • The Power Of Profits

    01/01/2004 8:49:48 AM PST · by TennTuxedo · 4 replies · 111+ views
    townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2003 | Larry Kudlow
    The Power of Profits Larry Kudlow December 27, 2003 Corporate profits are the mother's milk of business. Rising profits lead to business expansion, and falling profits lead to business recession. And right now profits are flowing in, yet another affirmation that the Bush boom is for real and that new jobs are on the way. The final report for third-quarter gross domestic product reveals that profits have increased a huge $101 billion, gaining 25 percent over the past year. This is just about in line with the broad advance of the stock market. More, over $1.1 trillion in new earnings...
  • Larry Kudlow: Another re-election economy

    01/01/2004 2:19:28 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 111+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, January 1, 2004 | Larry Kudlow
    President Bush should win re-election handily if history is any guide. In the post-World War II era, nine other presidents have asked voters to return them to office. Of these, six won voter approval (Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan and Clinton), and three were kicked out (Ford, Carter and Papa Bush). The six victors had at least this much in common: They were all re-elected during times of economic growth, and when inflation and unemployment were relatively low. With only one exception, no president in the modern era has been turned out of office during economic expansion. The exception was...
  • Rational Exuberance. The investor class is moving into the president’s column.

    12/31/2003 7:46:17 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 56 replies · 183+ views
    NRO ^ | December 31, 2003, 8:16 a.m. | Larry Kudlow
    The stock market’s impressive year-end rally has more political content than most observers recognize. And the central market message is this: George W. Bush’s reelection stock is climbing rapidly. The investor class likes what it sees in the rebounding economy and is moving strongly into the president’s column. In effect, both the rising economy and the rallying markets are voting for Bush. Investors, and the majority of Americans, also understand that the capture of Saddam Hussein is a huge event — not just a morale booster. It means a significant lift for safety and security as U.S. defense and intelligence...
  • Another Reelection Economy - Bush will join a line of presidents who rode good times back...

    12/29/2003 9:26:10 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 43 replies · 381+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/29/03 | Larry Kudlow & William P. Kucewicz
    President Bush should win reelection handily if history is any guide. In the post-World War II era, nine other presidents have asked voters to return them to office. Of these, six won voter approval (Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton), and three were kicked out (Ford, Carter, and Papa Bush). The six victors had at least this much in common: They were all re-elected during times of economic growth and when inflation and unemployment were relatively low. With only one exception, no president in the modern era has been turned out of office during economic expansion. The exception was...
  • Bush's inflation-free boom

    12/17/2003 10:10:04 PM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 224+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/18/03 | Larry Kudlow
    The latest batch of government economic data reveals a new theme: inflation-free boom. It's a business-led scenario this country hasn't seen in many years, and it could mean another 8-to-10-year prosperity cycle is on the way. Illustrating the renaissance in American business investment and production, the S&P industrials sub-index has gained nearly 10 percent just since September. The November industrial-production report published by the Federal Reserve Board surged spectacularly above expectations, while production figures for the prior two months were revised upward. Since August, industrial production has grown at an outsized 7.8 percent annual rate. But here's a critical revelation...
  • Larry Kudlow: Defend the dollar

    12/10/2003 10:25:13 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 125+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, December 11, 2003 | Larry Kudlow
    At this week's monetary-policy meeting, the Federal Reserve took the first baby step toward making small interest-rate increases next year. The central back acknowledged that deflation is no longer a problem and that the economy is growing briskly. Wisely, the Fed appears to be taking account of forward-looking market indicators, such as rising gold, higher raw-material commodity prices and a declining dollar, all of which signal that the obstacle of deflationary price declines has been removed and that world economic recovery has begun. Next year, the Fed will slowly narrow the 1 percentage point gap between the fed funds policy...
  • Larry Kudlow: A bull's eye view

    11/26/2003 11:03:06 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 69+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2003 | by Larry Kudlow
    Far-away terrorism and some low-intensity trade disputes have temporarily stalled the stock market. But is the fledgling Bush boom coming unglued? Even when things look a bit ragged around the edges, there's still no reason to doubt the market, the economy or the political prospects for George W. Bush's re-election. Critics beware. Currency mavens may rant and rave over trade deficits, but these phony and opaque numbers have nothing to do with currency value. The United States has strong political leadership, a strong foreign policy and strong economic growth. You want to buy yen or euros? Go ahead. It's a...
  • Lawrence Kudlow: A bull's-eye view (repost)

    11/26/2003 12:43:34 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 76+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2003 | Lawrence Kudlow
    <p>Far-away terrorism and some low-intensity trade disputes have temporarily stalled the stock market. But is the fledgling Bush boom coming unglued? Even when things look a bit ragged around the edges, there is still no reason to doubt the market, the economy, or the political prospects for President Bush's re-election. Critics beware.</p>
  • Larry Kudlow: A Bull’s Eye View

    11/24/2003 1:41:42 PM PST · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 149+ views
    National Review ^ | November 24, 2003 | Larry Kudlow
    Far-away terrorism and some low-intensity trade disputes have temporarily stalled the stock market. But is the fledgling Bush boom coming unglued? Even when things look a bit ragged around the edges, there's still no reason to doubt the market, the economy, or the political prospects for George W. Bush's re-election. Critics beware. Currency mavens may rant and rave over trade deficits, but these phony and opaque numbers have nothing to do with currency value. The U.S. has strong political leadership, a strong foreign policy, and strong economic growth. You want to buy yen or euros? Go ahead. It's a free...
  • Clark’s Chances, in General. Many have gone from the battlefield to the ballot box....

    11/19/2003 7:54:02 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 119+ views
    NRO ^ | November 19, 2003, 9:56 a.m. | Larry Kudlow
    General Wesley Clark's shooting-star campaign for president is burning out as it crosses the sky. So many flip-flops and so few clear messages. Is he for the Iraq War? Is he an old-school Reagan Republican? Or maybe he's a G.W. Bush Republican (as he indicated in a speech a couple years back)? Or is he now a real Democrat? Does he actually think Bush is set to take over numerous countries in the Middle East and elsewhere? Would he hand U.S. foreign policy over to the UN? All this haziness, and now some of his senior campaign staff is resigning....
  • (How to) follow the money

    10/22/2003 10:21:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 64+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2003 | by Larry Kudlow
    Some economic research services have stirred up the worry pot over recently sluggish money-supply growth. As the logic goes, the money slowdown reflects a liquidity shortfall from the Federal Reserve that could slow both the stock market and economic growth. But this monetarist view hugely overstates the issue and misinforms the analysis. Supply-siders know that the most liquidity-sensitive money measure is the price of gold, which has moved up from roughly $250 two years ago to around $370 today. This move reflects major Federal Reserve injections of cash, enough to end the deflation threat to both the economy and business...
  • Kudlow: (How to) Follow the Money

    10/21/2003 11:21:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 129+ views
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2003 | Larry Kudlow
    Some economic research services have stirred up the worry pot over recently sluggish money-supply growth. As the logic goes, the money slowdown reflects a liquidity shortfall from the Federal Reserve that could slow both the stock market and economic growth. But this monetarist view hugely overstates the issue and misinforms the analysis. Supply-siders know that the most liquidity-sensitive money measure is the price of gold, which has moved up from roughly $250 two years ago to around $370 today. This move reflects major Federal Reserve injections of cash, enough to end the deflation threat to both the economy and business...
  • Hot Commodities

    10/20/2003 10:52:11 AM PDT · by wayoverontheright · 1 replies · 85+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10-20-03 | Larry Kudlow
    Take a look at commodities. What do you see? Metal prices have skyrocketed to a 30 percent rate from a 5 percent decline-rate over a year ago. Raw industrials have moved from 0 percent to 21 percent. For supply-siders, those are some very sexy numbers. They represent the real recovery that is finally taking place in the hard goods world of industrial production and inventories. In both economic and political terms these commodity gains spell jobs, jobs, jobs. Here's what's going to happen. The next several quarters will produce 5, 6, or 7 percent economic growth. Big profits, perhaps as...
  • LARRY KUDLOW: A new age dawns in California (with Schwarzenegger as governor)

    10/16/2003 8:40:30 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 128+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Oct. 16, 2003 | Larry Kudlow
    Are conservatives underestimating the significance of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election to the California governorship? I think they are. The Austrian-born actor’s stunning victory could be as path-breaking as the Proposition 13 ballot initiative of 1978. That property-tax-hike recall set the stage for a nationwide taxpayer revolt. It emboldened Ronald Reagan to firmly embrace supply-side tax cuts that had been proposed to him by economist Arthur Laffer, Rep. Jack Kemp and others. Post Proposition-13, broad-based tax cuts became a staple of federal and state political life, lasting right up to the tax cut signed by President George W. Bush in May. No...
  • Arnold Matters; Schwarzenegger's policy compass is clear — and conservative.

    10/10/2003 11:06:41 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 299+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/10/03 | Larry Kudlow
    October 10, 2003, 9:06 a.m. Arnold Matters Schwarzenegger's policy compass is clear — and conservative. Are conservatives underestimating the significance of Arnold Schwarzenegger's election to the California governorship? I think they are. The Austrian-born actor's stunning victory could be as path-breaking as the Proposition 13 ballot initiative of 1978. That property-tax-hike recall set the stage for a nationwide taxpayer revolt. It emboldened Ronald Reagan to firmly embrace supply-side tax cuts that had been proposed to him by economist Arthur Laffer, congressman Jack Kemp, and others. Post Prop-13, broad-based tax cuts became a staple of federal and state political life, lasting...
  • Larry Kudlow: Arnold Matters

    10/10/2003 4:57:52 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 182+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Friday, October 10, 2003 | Larry Kudlow
    Are conservatives underestimating the significance of Arnold Schwarzenegger's election to the California governorship? I think they are. The Austrian-born actor's stunning victory could be as path-breaking as the Proposition 13 ballot initiative of 1978. That property-tax-hike recall set the stage for a nationwide taxpayer revolt. It emboldened Ronald Reagan to firmly embrace supply-side tax cuts that had been proposed to him by economist Arthur Laffer, Rep. Jack Kemp and others. Post Proposition-13, broad-based tax cuts became a staple of federal and state political life, lasting right up to the tax cut signed by President George W. Bush in May. No...
  • If it ain't broke ...

    09/24/2003 11:36:42 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 130+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, September 25, 2003 | by Larry Kudlow
    If Treasury Secretary John Snow would leave well enough alone and quit attacking the Chinese yuan and Japanese yen, investors could look forward to an optimistic worldwide scenario of rising stock markets and economic recovery. The major central banks have poured in new liquidity to end their deflation woes, and many countries -- especially the United States -- have cut taxes to stop investment drag. But Snow and other representatives of the Group of Seven industrial nations stood firmly in the way of these positive developments with their new push toward "flexible" currency exchange rates and their move away from...
  • Grasso’s Sin of Success

    09/19/2003 8:20:08 AM PDT · by jjm2111 · 7 replies · 408+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9/18/2003 | Larry Kudlow
    Author ArchiveSend to a Friend <% dim printurl printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version September 18, 2003, 3:30 p.m. Grasso’s Sin of Success The NYSE’s now-former CEO was devoured by an anti-market wolfpack.  kangaroo court of liberal-leaning journalists and Democratic state treasurers charged and convicted former New York Stock Exchange CEO Dick Grasso with an unpardonable sin — success.This collection of class-envy warriors put such relentless pressure on the NYSE that Grasso was finally forced by his board to resign. Grasso, of course, was the man whose Herculean efforts were behind the reopening of the stock exchange only four business...
  • Faith Over Fear: How we should feel two years after 9/11

    09/11/2003 10:27:18 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 163+ views
    NRO ^ | 9/11/2003 | Larry Kudlow
    September 11, 2003, was a beautiful late-summer day in New York — just as it was two years ago. It's an eerie juxtaposition. Those 3,000 people who were killed in the abominable terrorist attacks of 9/11 were folks who simply went to work to do their jobs. And yet it happened — the past cannot be changed. It is impossible to think about those events without a deep-rooted sense of sadness. Psychiatrists tell us that underneath sadness there is almost always a strong sense of anger and resentment. Anger is an especially bad emotion; it eats away at the insides...
  • The new economic reality

    09/04/2003 11:49:06 PM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 150+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 9/05/03 | Larry Kudlow
    August was supposed to be a bad month, but stocks rose anyway. September is supposed to be the worst month of the year, but stocks are surging anyway. When will the bears wake up and smell the coffee? We're in a bull market. It has legs. It also has rising profits and productivity, lower taxes and historically low interest rates. Investors are pouring money into stock prices. Think of it as rational exuberance. Economic pessimists had better beware -- and that includes Democrats on the presidential campaign trail. Broad, positive economic moves like this tend to last a long time....
  • Terminator holds key for Bush

    08/30/2003 6:21:38 PM PDT · by EllaMinnow · 69 replies · 325+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | August 29, 2003 | Larry Kudlow
    Try this on for size: A successful Arnold Schwarzenegger plus strong economic recovery spells big victory for George W. Bush. Let's start with economic recovery. The stock market recently broke out of its summer doldrums on news of unexpectedly good retail sales and hard goods production, near-record housing starts and above-expectation reports for business revenues and profits. Not even rising bond rates or blackouts can stop the powerful new bull market cycle, which was sparked by President Bush's sweeping tax cuts. Politically, this is good news for Bush. If the economy is operating at 4 to 5 percent growth during...
  • Launch the Dean counterattack

    08/30/2003 2:34:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 149+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 8/30/03 | Larry Kudlow
    A shocking Zogby Poll this week had former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean at a giant 21-point lead over former New Hampshire primary front-runner Sen. John Kerry. That's more than two-to-one with a 38 percent to 17 percent margin. Dean is the clear front-runner and may well lead the Democrats next year. So, this is a wake-up call for the Bushies. It's time for all the president's men to aggressively defend Bush's policies and attack Dean's extreme left-liberal positions.So far, Dean has been relying on a relatively narrow base of voter support -- largely Bush-hating, anti-war liberals who make up about...
  • Launch the Dean Counterattack: The Bushies must squelch this left-wing uprising

    08/28/2003 8:28:22 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 32 replies · 123+ views
    NRO ^ | 8/28/2003 | Larry Kudlow
    A  shocking Zogby poll this week had Vermont Gov. Howard Dean at a giant 21 point lead over former New Hampshire frontrunner Sen. John Kerry. That's more than two-to-one with a 38 percent to 17 percent margin. Dean is the clear frontrunner and may well lead the Democrats next year. So, this is a wake-up call for the Bushies. It's time for all the president's men to aggressively defend Bush's policies and attack Dean's extreme left-liberal positions. So far, Dean has been relying on a relatively narrow base of voter support — largely Bush-hating, anti-war liberals who make up about...