Mr. Bowyer is author of The Bush Boom and Chief Economist to BenchMark Financial Network. He can be reached through
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  • Economic Cost of Iraq War Is Small

    $251 billion spent is only 2% of U.S. wealth creation

  • Laffer Curve Works Again

    Ronald Reagan once said an economist is someone who sees something that works in practice and wonders if it would work in theory. So why is it that when confronted with a concept that works in both practice and theory, | Read More »

  • Katrina and the Economy: Apocalypse Not

    By now, most people know the mainstream media exaggerated the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The death toll, the harrowing stories about rape and murder, and the accounts of leadership failure in the federal government turned out to be much | Read More »

  • Black Unemployment Drops Under Bush

    On the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March this month, Louis Farrakhan led what he called the “Millions More Movement,” which, ironically, appeared to have hundreds of thousands fewer attendees.  Here’s a possible explanation:  A lot of people had | Read More »

  • Black Entrepreneurship Grows Under Bush’s Leadership

    Bill Clinton, once called America’s “first black President,” did not have nearly as much positive impact on entrepreneurship among African-Americans as President Bush has had thanks to Bush’s supply-side tax policies.  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently released a study | Read More »

  • Tax Cuts for Rich Increased Federal Revenue By More Than the Estimated Cost of Katrina

    It’s official: The Democratic Party line is that the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast will require tax hikes. We know this because Bill Clinton last week, on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” blamed Gulf Coast poverty not on 40 | Read More »