STEVEN LANDSBURG defends Huckabee over the Fair Tax.

I’ll just add, as I’ve noted before, that many critics of the Fair Tax proposal act as if Huckabee invented it. Actually, it’s been the subject of discussion for a while, and there’s a bestselling book involved. This doesn’t make the plan a good idea — there are plenty of bestselling books that outline bad ideas — but it seems as if discussions should reflect the plan’s origins.

UPDATE: Related thoughts from Arnold Kling, who favors a “semi-fair tax.”