James Farmelant farmelantj at
Thu Sep 3 10:00:08 PDT 1998

Has anybody ever gotten the impression that Jack Kemp doesn't know what he is talking about.

Jim Farmelant

On Thu, 3 Sep 1998 12:31:32 -0400 Doug Henwood <dhenwood at> writes:
>Jon Fine wrote:
>>At any rate--Jack Kemp wrote Greenspan pressing him to return to the
>>Suspect there's many here better at judging the
>>of this than I am. Can someone put this in context for the rest of
>Greenspan, of course, wrote that famous essay "Gold & economic
>freedom" for
>Any Rand's Objectivist newsletter in the 1960s. Gold, said AG, was an
>essential bulwark against the revolt of the have-nots.
>Kemp is a hoot. On the one hand, he urges AG to loosen and rescue the
>world. On the other hand he wants the most austere monetary regime
>imaginable, a gold standard. Since the gold supply rises by some 2% a
>a gold standard would put a stifling cap on nominal GDP growth rates;
>if prices were flat, stagnation, punctuated by financial crises, would
>the best we could hope for.
>Going one better, didn't Hayek believe in a declining money supply &

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