During his New Year address, Hollande turned into a rhetorical supply-sider
, making the case for cutting taxes and public spending, improving competitiveness, and creating a more investor-friendly climate.
The Midwestern kid was guided by what David Stockman calls "Irving Kristol's ex-Trotskyites" turned neo-cons; Jack Kemp, the cheery supply-sider
who actually cared about the disadvantaged, and by one of Kemp's favourite authors, Russian emigre and cult leader Ayn (pronounced like swine, as she used to say) Rand.
The original supply-sider
in the modern era was John F.
Once famous for being reflexively dirigiste, France now has a born-again supply-sider
in Nicolas Sarkozy who wants to offer tax incentives that reward employees for work and businesses to invest.
Boskin is basically a supply-sider
who was considered one of the more conservative White House aides during the first Bush presidency.
Only a decade ago, the idea of lowering trade barriers was considered a bit radical, political heresy and the province of supply-sider
But when he turns his attention to the economy, he presents himself as an orthodox, Reaganite supply-sider
on taxes (in the finest libertarian tradition, he calls it a "freedom issue") and as a proponent of George W.
To a supply-sider
government is a kind of business.
Senator from Kansas is a proud member of the rightist Catholic cult Opus Dei and a culture warrior and supply-sider
of the first degree.
Adds Dan Mitchell of the conservative Heritage Foundation: "George Bush is the biggest supply-sider
in the White House, [but his political guru] Karl Rove wants to see him elected.
Secretary of the Treasury, together with Michael Novak, a permanent fixture at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and supply-sider
extraordinaire, mustered a capitalist rearguard action to make the bishops look like a bunch of socialist Pollyannas.
But thanks to advanced placement math and a supply-sider
dad, he can also handicap how much that bat and glove might fetch, say, 20 years hence, if autographed by their namesakes.