folks who assembled Iconolog,
from whom I got just about every icon used in this site.
Hunter, the Chief Economist at Empower America, who knows the
subject of growth economics inside and out.
Lee, who encouraged me in 1986 to start writing stuff down on
paper (...we didn't know about the World Wide Web back then).
Rick Boettger, who wrote the book that sent me down a new path,
made me realize that my country isn't doing such a bad job after
all, and gave me some good ideas about how to start fighting back
against the demagoguery of the "debt phobes."
Gilder, Julian Simon, Nathan Rosenberg, Jane Jacobs, and Paul
Pilzer, who wrote books I found extremely difficult to put down.
Forbes, for being unafraid to talk about growth whenever the word
"deficit" comes up.
Kemp, for the same reason.
Romer, the emerging expert on growth economics (and future Nobel
and acquaintances I met in sci.econ, who helped me forge my viewpoint
over the last couple years -- including B. Burkart, David Lloyd-Jones,
Mason Clark, William F. Hummel, Jim Blair, Mark Patrick Witte,
Ed Flaherty, Michael Hodges, Jim Glass, and Gus Rabson.