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Jude Thaddeus Wanniski (June 17, 1936, Pottsville, PennsylvaniaAugust 29, 2005, Morristown, New Jersey) was an economist, journalist and conservative commentator. He is perhaps best known as the associate editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1972 to 1978. In 1976 Wanniski coined the term supply-side economics to distinguish the revival in classical economic thought from the more dominant "demand-side" Keynesian and monetarist theories. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Jude Wanniski. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Nickname: Map [[Image:|px|center|Location of Pottsville, Pennsylvania]] Political Statistics Founded 1806 Incorporated February 19, 1828 Schuylkill County Mayor John D. W. Reiley Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 10. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Morristown is a Town located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... An economist is an individual who studies, develops, and applies theories and concepts from economics, and writes about economic policy. ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying, and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... Editor has four major senses: a person who obtains or improves material for a publication; a film editor, a person responsible for the flow of a motion picture or television program from scene to scene a sound editor, a person responsible for the flow and choice of music, voice, and... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with a worldwide average daily circulation of more than 2. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Supply-side economics is a school of macroeconomic thought which emphasizes the supply part of supply and demand. ... Keynesian economics (pronounced ), also called Keynesianism, or Keynesian Theory, is an economic theory based on the ideas of an economist]], Keynesian economics promotes a mixed economy, where both the state and the private sector play an important role. ... Monetarism is a set of views concerning the determination of national income and monetary economics. ...

His 1978 book, The Way The World Works initiated a revival in classical economics and was named one of the 100 most influential books of the 20th century by National Review magazine. It documented his theory that the U.S. Senate's floor votes on the Smoot-Hawley tariff legislation coincided day-to-day with the Wall Street stock market Crash of 1929. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... National Review (NR) is a conservative/libertarian political magazine founded by author William F. Buckley Jr. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The Hawley-Smoot or Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels, and, in the opinion of many economists, protracted or even initiated the Great Depression. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

He was an adviser to Ronald Reagan from 1978 to 1981, and designed the Reagan tax cuts during his first term in office. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...

In 1978 Wanniski started Polyconomics[1] a business focused on providing investment advice based on political and economic analysis. In 1997 Jude Wanniski founded the online learning center known as the “Supply-Side University”. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Polyconomics is a private organisation based in the USA that offers financial advice based on the principles of supply-side economics. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1998, Wanniski attempted to foster dialogue between Louis Farrakhan and those who had labeled him anti-Semitic. He arranged for Farrakhan to be interviewed by reporter Jeffrey Goldberg who had written for the Jewish weekly The Forward and the New York Times. Since the extensive interview was never published in either publication, Wanniski decided to post the transcript on his website in the context of a memo to Senator Joseph Lieberman. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. ... The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... The Forward is a Jewish-American newspaper published in New York. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Joseph Isadore Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a Jewish-American Democratic politician and a current U.S. senator from Connecticut. ...

Wanniski is also credited with the development of the Two Santa Claus Theory in 1974. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Jude Wanniski. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ...

Over the years, Wanniski has repeatedly emphasized high tax rates as the cause of poverty in Africa. Wanniski collected details about the tax structures of various countries in Africa, and explained how this was limiting the progress of the poor. These observations ended up as part of an episode of The West Wing. The West Wing (1999–2006) is a popular and widely acclaimed American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin. ...

Wanniski is also notable for his journalism on the non-existence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. As early as 1997, Wanniski posted columns [2] on his website alleging that UNSCOM inspectors had never found any WMD in Iraq after November 1991, and had actually found and destroyed all of Iraq's WMD programs with the help of Saddam's regime in the months following the first Gulf War. Wanniski not only recognized the prospective importance of the Iraqi WMD question before other journalists, he argued, apparently correctly, that Iraq didn't have any WMD, and that the U.S. wouldn't allow UNSCOM to end the inspections regime no matter what Iraq did. Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) generally include nuclear, biological, chemical and, increasingly, radiological weapons. ...

He became a somewhat controversial figure in the conservative movement at the beginning of 2003 when he vocally opposed the impending US war with Iraq. On October 27, 2004, he publicly denounced George W. Bush, saying that "Mr. Bush has become an imperialist — one whose decisions as commander-in-chief have made the world a more dangerous place". Eventually Wanniski endorsed the Democratic candidate, John Kerry, although he clearly preferred the Republican platform on issues related to taxation. [3] 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Coalition Forces (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Poland) Iraq Commanders Tommy Franks Saddam Hussein Strength 263,000 375,000 The 2003 invasion of Iraq, termed Operation Iraqi Freedom by the US administration, began on March 20. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Wanniski died of a heart attack in August of 2005, while working at his desk on a current polyconomics lawsuit.

Wanniski held a B.A. in political science and an M.S. in journalism from the University of California, Los Angeles. The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university located in the residential area of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ...

See also


  1.   Polyconomics economic forecasting firm
  2.   “Propaganda Wars #2”
  3.   “A Vote for Senator Kerry”

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Jude Wanniski, president of Polyconomics, Inc., is one of the leading political economists in the United States.
Wanniski enjoys "anticipating the future," which his firm's forecasts accomplish with particularly singular insight, the accuracy being acknowledged by such notable sources as Barron's, Bondweek and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Wanniski appears frequently in the broadcast and print media and is a much sought-after speaker for presentations at various corporate, financial, political and other events.
Wanniski's last word -- Copyright © United Press International (2245 words)
Wanniski was also working on some notes to a source and himself so he could continue working on the piece at home -- ending, journalistically, with, "What do you think?" He had composed an email posing some questions about Iraq to Ehsan Ahrari, a leading Middle East and global ideopolitical analyst.
Jude Wanniski is best known as the Thomas Paine (but, as an activist, with a dash of John Adams too) of America's revival of classical, or "supply-side," economics.
Jude Wanniski is in a better place, but he has left those of us in the world without his equal.
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