Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pigou Club News

The Wall Street Journal reports that a member of the Pigou Club is running for the Republican nomination for Governor of California:
California's fiscal crisis is giving Tom Campbell, an ex-congressman with few resources, a fighting chance to become the state's next governor....Democrats scorn his ideas for permanent cuts to welfare and social services in lieu of one-time fixes, while Republicans strongly oppose his proposal for a steep increase in the state's gasoline tax....Armed with a University of Chicago doctorate in economics and a Harvard Law School degree, he represented Silicon Valley for five terms in the U.S. House, served as business-school dean at the University of California, Berkeley, and also as the state's finance director under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.