Clive Crook

  • 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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Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

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A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

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Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

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