Later this week, much of the living inner circle of Rep. Jack Kemp’s brain trust will be convening, on Capitol Hill, to observe the 30th anniversary of Kemp’s introduction of the Gold Standard Act of 1984. The Jack Kemp Foundation President Jimmy Kemp considers the gold standard the most important unfinished element of his father’s policy agenda. Enactment, in the opinion of this columnist and others, would unleash a tsunami of equitable prosperity on America and the world.
The Jack Kemp Foundation, in association with American Principles in Action (which this writer serves as Senior Advisor, Economics), will be presenting at a Kemp Forum on Growth. Also presenting will be key Kemp inner circle figures of the heyday of the Supply Side: Dave Hoppe, who served as Rep. Kemp’s chief of staff; John Mueller, Economic Counsel to the House Republican Conference of which Kemp was chair; Jeffrey Bell, national co-chairman of Kemp’s 1988 presidential campaign, and, at the time of this writing, campaigning, primarily on the gold standard, for the Republican nomination for US Senate from New Jersey. The Forum will be moderated by this columnist, back then a very junior Kemp associate, founder of the Prosperity Caucus.