Clive Crook

Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View. He was the Washington columnist for the Financial Times, and before that worked at The Economist for more than 20 years, including 11 years as deputy editor. Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics. More

Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics.

  • Reforming the IPCC

    The report of the InterAcademy Council on the IPCC is a real step forward. The council, representing academies of science and equivalent bodies all…

  • Needed: Both Kinds of Stimulus

    The US recovery is stalling. As a matter of economics the balance of risks strongly favors further fiscal and monetary stimulus. Politics appears to…

  • Glenn Beck's Strange Appeal

    His hyper-religious self-assurance can be off-putting, yet his rally was decidedly unsinister

  • Bernanke's Speech

    The Fed chairman's eagerly awaited speech at Jackson Hole was, as Gavyn Davies says, no more than a holding operation. I would have been astonished…

  • What Use Is a Libertarian?

    Libertarians should challenge both parties, not ally with either one

  • Obama's Missed Opportunity

    Obama could have used his New York mosque remarks to unify the country and raise its sights

  • What Obama Should Have Said

    From the left (broadly speaking) Obama is being criticized for spineless vacillation in walking back from his first statement on the mosque. From the…

  • Hillary for Vice President?

    Why should she settle for that?

  • Liberals for Obama

    They're merely attacking the president out of tough love, explains Robert Kuttner

  • Bombing Iran

    Jeffrey Goldberg's article for The Atlantic, "The Point of No Return", takes an issue of enormous importance, which has been on people's minds for ages -- and makes everything that has been written on the subject up to now seem completely inadequate

  • The False Fiscal Choice

    I admire this level-headed piece by the IMF's Olivier Blanchard and Carlo Cottarelli. The debate on the need for further fiscal stimulus in the US…

  • Cutting Spending Won't Do

    Rep. Paul Ryan's Roadmap falters because it refuses to consider tax increases

  • More on Taxes

    My Monday column on taxes met, shall we say, with a certain amount of skepticism. I argued that Obama needs to break his promise on taxes, and raise…

  • More on Climategate

    Responding to climate blogger Joe Romm on the Michael Mann investigation

  • Obama Must Break His Promise

    Once the recovery is secure, the president will have no choice but to raise taxes on all Americans -- not just the rich

  • Recommended Reading

    An Agnostic Manifesto. Ron Rosenbaum, Slate. An irreligious reply to the New Atheists. "At least we know what we don't know." (Missed this first time…

  • WikiLeak Ethics

    The startling volume of material released by Julian Assange's organization makes it hard to believe much care was taken to protect soldiers and allies

  • Quality of Death

    Atul Gawande's best piece yet centers on the pressure every doctor feels to mislead dying patients about their prospects, keeping hope alive where there is no hope

  • Who Killed Cap and Trade?

    Republicans, Democrats, climate scientists, and the White House are all implicated

  • The Market for Reason

    Here is an interesting and dare I say important article about the media's role in the Sherrod scandal by John Harris and Jim VandeHei at Politico.…


Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.


Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.


Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air