James Pethokoukis

Waist deep in the Big Muddle

August 9, 2011

A needed dose of Larry Kudlow to counter my gloom:

The S&P downgrade is a fiscal warning, not an economic event. And the growing fear of U.S. recession may not pan out. There are still plusses out there, believe it or not.

Kudlow on Washington’s spending problem

July 7, 2011

Larry Kudlow breaks it down, even has a chart!:

The blue line you see is President Obama’s budget. The green line is Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget.

Obama’s upside-down tax reform

April 14, 2011

Larry Kudlow notices on part of the Obama budget/speech that doesn’t seem to echo Bowles-Simpson:

Supply-side Pawlenty?

March 29, 2011

My pal Larry Kudlow had a great chat with Tim Pawlenty last night on CNBC. And he pressed T-Paw hard on a lack, so far, of a detailed pro-growth agenda:

Walking on the supply-side

March 23, 2011

One of my favorite blogs, The Supply Side, has a great round-up of an NY conference supply-side economics:

Kudlow: Rising oil prices aren’t a big problem … yet

March 4, 2011

The Great One, Larry Kudlow, on the rise in oil prices:

In any event, I side with clear-eyed Wall Street forecaster John Ryding, who believes the $10 or so oil-price hike will reduce real growth by only one-quarter of a percent while adding a like amount to inflation. Ryding expects 3.5 percent growth this year.

Walking on the supply side with Obama

January 5, 2011

Larry Kudlow likes what he see so far:

The point is, if Team Obama is moving towards an entrepreneurial incentive model of growth, and away from the false consumption model of big-government spending, it’s very good news. Already we have seen a new free-trade initiative. And there’s even talk of broad-based, personal-income tax-rate flattening that could be part of a big-bang tax-reform package.

Obama and the Investor Class

October 12, 2010

Larry Kudlow lays out a compelling case here:

A series of investor-related polls shows how totally detached the president is from the nearly 100 million folks who directly or indirectly own stocks.

Kudlow: WH dismissive of business complaints

July 26, 2010

From the Great One, Larry Kudlow:

Then there’s the confidence-threatening war between business and the White House, which is also related to the liberal tax revolt. It’s still a battle royale between the nation’s business leaders and the administration over taxes, spending, regulation, and trade.

Kudlow: Time for a tax cut

July 6, 2010

Larry Kudlow thinks it’s time for Team Obama to consider a different path:

Fred Smith, the CEO of FedEx, does not have a Nobel Prize in economics. But he founded from scratch a gigantic global transportation and delivery company that has employed tens and tens of thousands of workers, something the Nobelists have never done. And Smith argues that the best job-creating measure would be a significant reduction in the corporate tax rate and a move to full expensing for business-investment tax write-offs. He’s exactly right.