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JFK: To Raise Revenues, Cut Taxes
Today's Democrats have betrayed John F. Kennedy, Amity Shlaes writes in Forbes, by using his name in support of policies he abhorred. Reviewing Ira Stoll's new biography, "JFK, Conservative," Shlaes concludes that Kennedy was right in saying, "I'm not a liberal at all." He "stood firmly opposed to a strong centralized government," Stoll writes, and he and "championed states' rights and strict constitutional interpretation." Kennedy campaigned for public aid to Catholic schools, warned early on that China was being lost to Mao, criticized "slave labor in Russia," and, as Shlaes notes, "expressed views on spending reminiscent of Calvin Coolidge." And of course Kennedy's famous tax cuts reflected his belief, expressed before the Economic Club of New York in 1962, that "the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now."
"Kennedy Strikes Back" by Amity Shlaes will appear in the December 2 edition of Forbes.
TARIFF-IED: Trade Talk with Matthew Rooney
Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Matthew Rooney breaks down the trade conflict with India.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.