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Eisenhower, Nixon, Obama

A little while ago, PYM favorite Bruce Bartlett compared Barack Obama to Richard Nixon. The entire article, which argues that Obama was not the transformative president that his party’s base wanted to see, is worth reading. But I wanted to … Continue reading

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Bruce Bartlett On The Abrupt Demise Of The Gold Standard

Yesterday, Bruce Bartlett wrote about the– in my experience– mostly forgotten history of how Richard Nixon took the US off the gold standard one weekend: On Sunday, August 15, Nixon announced the imposition of wage and price controls throughout the … Continue reading

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