He serves as an advisor to and editor of the Lehrman Institute's thegoldstandardnow.org and senior advisor to the American Principles Project. Benko founded the Prosperity Caucus gathering of supply-side and free-market economists; served on detail as a deputy general counsel to the President’s Commission on Privatization and on White House agency staff under President Reagan. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from Boston University Law School and is retired from the bar of the State of New York.
Princeton, according to Bloomberg News, acknowledged Krugman’s departure with an extraordinarily tepid comment by a spokesperson. “He’s been a valued member of our faculty and we appreciate his 14 years at Princeton.”
The indefensibly grandiose overreach of Obama and the Democrats may well allow the GOP to parlay an oppositional strategy into a Senate majority in November. Yet both the GOP's Regular and Insurgent factions appear to be stuck, exclusively, in Reverse. The electorate desires more than that.
This near-perfect volume appears with almost preternaturally perfect timing around the centenary of the beginning of World War I and, with that, the end of the classical gold standard.
We citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though.
The devil, of course, is in the details. What rule should prevail? There is an almost superstitious truculence on the part of world monetary elites to consider the restoration of the gold standard.
H.L. Mencken, in 1918, observed that “the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”
Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren rightly calls Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames’s new book, Money, “A gripping read….”
Last week, much of the living inner circle of Rep. Jack Kemp’s brain trust convened, on Capitol Hill, to observe the 30th anniversary of Kemp’s introduction of the Gold Standard Act of 1984.
$1.24 billion is a lot of money. For six helicopters and two simulators.
Restoring “consent of the governed” is not about Right versus Left. It is about setting up a system to restore control of Congress to us outsiders, the people, over the insiders and the special interests.
Who will prove the champion of the little guy and gal? Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — on deck for her party’s presidential nomination should Hillary Rodham Clinton bow out — has become the political leader of choice for those who advocate Big Government as that champion.
Leader Reid has cast himself as the point man in a campaign by the left to vilify Charles and David Koch. As recently inventoried by The Washington Free Beacon, and as noted by The Washington Post, Reid has vilified the Koch name, at last count, 134 times.
Resistance to the restoration of the classical gold standard does not come from a failure of “political will.” It comes from a lack of familiarity with it on Capitol Hill.
A new generation is rising. The most striking display at the recent CPAC was a barrage balloon emblazoned with the words War On Youth. It was lofted over one of the most popular booths there, Young Americans for Liberty.
Problems caused by America’s broken immigration system are causing misery to America’s immigrant community (both legal residents and undocumented), and, for good measure, to the president, the GOP and American society.
Sen. Paul now is winning standing ovations at, of all places, Berkeley. He is massing interest from high dollar donors in Silicon Valley and elsewhere around America. He enjoys the loyalty of the impressive Campaign for Liberty and Young Americans for Liberty.
Puerto Rico is in the terribly awkward position of territorial status. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. Yet they are not entitled to vote for president. They have a “resident commissioner” to, not a full Member of, Congress. They have no Senators.
The trend to secede does not imply a wholesale redrawing of national borders. It presents, rather, a signal of popular dissatisfaction with remote capitals and big, inept, governments. It is a signal to national governments to dial it back … and get it right.
Policy does not grow on trees. Policy comes from people who command attention and have, and win, arguments. As the attention-commanding RNC together with two of the capital’s leading think tanks indicate, a good argument is brewing.
The big politicos are, for now, overlooking the most interesting, and potentially most transformational, race of 2014: that for the seat now occupied by Senator Cory Booker.