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Bi-Weekly Economic Review: Who You Gonna Believe?

We’ve had a pretty good run of data recently and with the tax bill passing the Senate one would expect to see markets react positively, to reflect renewed optimism about economic growth. We have improving economic data on pretty much a global basis. It isn’t a boom by any stretch of the imagination but there…

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Laffering

Steve Landsburg recently posted on Ezra Klein’s Laffer Curve post in which he asked various alleged experts the rate at which they thought the Laffer Curve peaked. Klein got pretty predictable responses as the “conservatives” all guessed at fairly low rates (Don Luskin: 19%) while the “liberals/progressives” guessed fairly high rates (Brad DeLong: 70%). Landsburg…