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Paul’s economic ideas a mix of old and new

April 9, 2015

By Joseph Lawler

Rand Paul is presenting himself as a new Republican presidential candidate able to attract constituencies usually out of the grasp of the GOP, but on economic issues his young campaign platform contains a few familiar and tested Republican ideas.

His most developed proposal, a plan to subject the Federal Reserve's monetary policy deliberations to a policy audit by the Government Accountability Office, is one that is relatively new to the mainstream but in line with his father Ron Paul's decades-long crusade to end the central bank. The Fed's finances and credit programs are already audited by the Office and by an outside auditor, but the concept of auditing the Fed is one that polls well across the ideological spectrum.

Read the full article at the Washington Examiner: Paul's economic ideas a mix of old and new