Conservatives deride Bruce Bartlett, a supply-side economics inventor, as a Keynesian for criticizing their devotion to tax cuts. But circumstances, not his views, have changed, he says—and Republicans should take note.
Bruce Bartlett helped develop supply-side economics while on the staff of Rep. Jack Kemp in the 1980s. In 2006 he was fired by a conservative think tank for writing a book critical of George W. Bush from a conservative point of view, Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy. His new book, The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward, was published Oct. 13.
Leading conservative economist Bruce Bartlett writes that the Obama-hating town-hall mobs have it wrong—the person they should be angry with left the White House seven months ago.
Conservative economist Bruce Bartlett—who shocked the GOP establishment by backing Obama—now says the far left is being too hard on the president’s stimulus plan.