Lawrence Kudlow is fan and critic of Trump’s economic positions
Lawrence Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s pick for National Economic Council director, is a prominent Republican economic analyst and television commentator with an extensive record of policy views.
A former budget official in the Reagan administration, Mr. Kudlow, 70, worked as an economist at Bear Stearns before becoming an editor at the conservative National Review in 1994 and later a host on CNBC. He has been a vocal advocate of “supply-side” economics, the idea that cutting business taxes and regulation will lead to greater investment, hiring and economic growth. He supports free trade and a strong dollar, positions at odds with those of his new boss. He also favors tax cuts and low interest rates, putting him in sync with the president.
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