Stephen Moore (Photo: Willis Bretz)

Stephen Moore, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and founder of the Club for Growth, is returning to The Heritage Foundation as chief economist.

Moore, who first worked at Heritage in the 1980s, returned because he believes in our ideas and because he wants to have a real impact on policy debates, he told The Foundry:

I really wanted to be on the front line of the policy debate and I thought Heritage would be the perfect place for that . . . I honestly believe that Heritage is the most influential of the think tanks in Washington. I don’t think there’s really any question about that.

His work will focus on budget, fiscal, and monetary policy and on countering President Obama’s newest offensive against “income inequality.” He will devise policies that increase economic growth in order to help the United States retain its position as the global economic superpower.

He has his work cut out for him: “One of the projects I’m going to be working on is how Obama has discredited liberal ideas more than anyone,” Moore told Heritage’s Rob Bluey. “Everything he’s done has been such a massive failure — from the stimulus to health-care reform to bailouts to green energy.”

Do you think Stephen Moore’s experience will be a good addition to the conservative movement?

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