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Larry Lindsey '76


Larry Lindsey ’76, president and CEO of The Lindsey Group, an economic advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., responds in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece to comments made by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that the “most fortunate Americans” should pay more in taxes for the “privilege of being an American.”

Lindsey previously served as Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council at the White House and as the chief economic adviser to candidate George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign, and also served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from 1991 to 1997.

7 thoughts on “Larry Lindsey ’76 on Geithner and the ‘Privilege’ of Being American (Wall Street Journal)

  1. Bruce Lynskey

    Yet another excellent, insightful piece, Larry. I sent it out to dozens of associates when it appeared yesterday on Keep up the great work!

  2. Stephen Laforet

    Careful, Larry. Those who worship at the foot of big government get nervous around facts.

  3. Bill Stuart '80

    As usual, Larry Lindsey sorts through the rhetoric to provide insightful analysis that the average American can understand. Excellent job!

  4. Dave Larsson

    “Privileges are things granted to one individual by another, higher-ranking, individual. For example, in my house my children’s use of the family car is a privilege.”

    To my esteemed classmate: I give us about 15 more years in the driver’s seat; by then, I sure hope someone in the house outranks us.

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