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.

  • Reversing (All) the Bush Tax Cuts

    Conservative Democrats are wondering whether it makes sense to raise taxes on high-income households next year. You recall that the Bush tax cuts are…

  • The JournoList Scandal

    I find the fuss over JournoList -- Ezra Klein's now-defunct email network for liberal writers -- perplexing. The idea that 400 journalists, academics…

  • Sherrod, Breitbart, and Vilsack

    It's difficult to say who behaved worst

  • Why Have Centrists Deserted Obama?

    That progressives feel let down by Obama is no news, but it turns out that the president's pandering to the center has left a trail of disappointed centrists as well

  • The Financial Reform Bill

    Remarkably enough, bearing in mind the size of the bill (call it 2,300 pages) and the inordinate amount of time needed to pass it, the financial…

  • Climategate and the Big Green Lie

    The so-called exoneration of disgraced climate scientists has only furthered the damage they have done to their cause

  • Obama Is a Friend to Business

    CEOs have lately been turning against Obama. They complain of anti-capitalist rhetoric and excessive egalitarian zeal, and say his policies--tax…

  • Stimulus Now, Cuts Later

    some good suggestions for combining short-term stimulus with longer-term fiscal control

  • The Long and Short of Fiscal Policy

    The fallacy of stimulus as solution in the U.S. government

  • Politics and the Supreme Court

    David Paul Kuhn draws attention to the politicization of the Supreme Court. I agree with him that the trend toward single-vote majorities…

  • I Did Warn You About the iPhone

    Don't say I didn't warn you about the new iPhone. (I just had a hunch.) Interesting to see how Apple switched today from, "it's not an issue, you're…

  • Kagan's Spirited Vapidity

    Why the Supreme Court nominee would be crazy to take her hearings too seriously

  • Taibbi, Brooks and McChrystal

    Was Rolling Stone's profile the "right" kind of journalism?

  • The G20's Real Failure

    The complaint after the G20 Toronto meeting was that governments are concentrating on their own economies and their domestic politics, and ignoring…

  • Germany 4 England 1

    Last night my wife and I watched the Seinfeld episode where Jerry is forced to rerun a high-school race. As you recall, he'd destroyed the field with…

  • The Firing of McChrystal

    Obama shows good judgment in firing McChrystal and choosing Petraeus to replace him

  • McChrystal and Obama

    In deciding what to do with his offending general, the President faces a lose-lose decision

  • Norman Macrae

    A remarkable man you never heard of died last week. In a splendid obituary The Economist salutes the creator of its intellectual identity. As the…

  • From Squam Lake

    In late 2008, Dartmouth's Ken French assembled an all-star group of 15 finance and economics scholars at Squam Lake in New Hampshire to discuss what…

  • Obama's Disappointing Speech

    A lame, formulaic style, no hard facts, no new information -- what was the President's team thinking?

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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.

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What Makes a Story Great?

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

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

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

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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.

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Is Wine Healthy?

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

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

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

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