"Bad as the situation in Iraq may be, a precipitate retreat would make things worse"
The new Democratic Congress just might help the White House mend the country’s broken fiscal policy.
Despite Milton Friedman's best efforts, economic liberty is widely regarded as very much a second-class kind of freedom.
A remarkable celebration of unremarkable lives deflates pat social theories of both the right and the left
Why college is not an economic cure-all
People who are conservative on economics and liberal on social issues have a hard time identifying with either major political party.
Edmund S. Phelps, the latest Nobel laureate in economics, has never commanded the attention outside the economics profession that his brillance warrants.
The compromise struck between Congress and the White House on interrogating suspected terrorists is a serious setback in the war on terror.
Trade agreements have always been greased by deception about who benefits. Now they’re failing because leaders have come to believe their own lies
Democrats will be making a great mistake if they seem to downplay the seriousness of the security issue by deploring "alarminst" talk of war.
The chances of a recession appear to be rising, namely because housing prices are dripping in many markets, and household new worth along with them.
America’s productivity gains have gone to giant salaries for just a few
Twinning a radical cut in the estate tax with an increase in the minimum wage isn't just a cynical political ploy. It's bad policy--on both counts.
What a price the world, especially the poorest part of the world, will pay for the collapse of global trade talks.
We know how to improve education, and, politics aside, it is not even that difficult: It's clear that competition among schools raises standards.
What a lousy time for the leaders of the world’s economic powerhouses to be gripped by political weakness
The Achilles' heel of the new Massachusetts health care plan could be its failure to address rising costs.
We know what has happened to the climate so far, and we know why. Working out what is going to happen to it from now on is much more difficult.
For America, energy security lies closer than you might think
For all his attributes, John Kenneth Galbraith was not what the American Left believes to have been: a front of economic truth.