Ralph Benko


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Most Recent Articles by Ralph Benko:

Enacting Jack Kemp’s Gold Standard Will Bring Stupendous Growth To America And The World

Jun 9, 2014 — Ralph Benko

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.

Steve Forbes’s Money: The Gold Standard Is The World’s Prosperity Engine

Jun 8, 2014 — Ralph Benko

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, and Elizabeth Ames have written their best book yet. It is entitled Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy—and What We Can Do About It. Money is, by far, the most important book on economic policy published this year. (Full disclosure, Forbes and Ames reference and acknowledge this writer’s work, including his collaboration with Forbes.com contributor Charles Kadlec, in this work.)

How A ‘Miracle’ Victory Over Cory Booker Could Change Political History

Mar 17, 2014 — Ralph Benko

The Democratic-leaning Washington Post recently assessed the chances of the Republicans taking a Senate majority this year as, quite possibly, almost as high as two to one. True enough, and significant. Yet… in inventorying the most obvious races the big politicos are, for now, overlooking the most interesting, and potentially most transformational, race of 2014: that for the seat now occupied by Senator Cory Booker.

How The GOP Can Win The Upcoming Battle Over Income Inequality

Jan 27, 2014 — Ralph Benko

Following President Obama’s lead, the Democrats are seeking to make income inequality the wedge issue of the 2014 Congressional and Senate elections.  This unquestionably addresses an issue that — after forty years of middle class family wage stagnation — resonates with voters.  Yet the Republicans, thanks to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tx) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tx), not the Democrats, are better positioned to take this on.