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.

  • The dismal science, abridged

    My new column for the Financial Times asks, where is economics when you need it?I used to have no time for the idea that economists never agree,…

  • Protectionism and the stimulus

    My new column for National Journal attacks the Buy America language in the fiscal stimulus bills [the link expires in two weeks].During the past few…

  • Protectionism and the stimulus

    My new column for National Journal attacks the Buy America language in the fiscal stimulus bills [the link expires in two weeks]. During the past few…

  • Obama on bankers' pay

    I thought his statement was good. We all need to take responsibility. And this includes executives at major financial firms who turned to the…

  • In Search of Jefferson's Moose, by David Post

    This is a book that might have passed me by if the Cato Institute hadn't invited me on to a panel today to talk about it. Subtitled "Notes on the…

  • The reckless stupidity of "Buy America"

    The Buy America provisions in the House stimulus bill were bad enough. The Senate version threatens to make them even worse, extending them from…

  • The reckless stupidity of "Buy America"

    The Buy America provisions in the House stimulus bill were bad enough. The Senate version threatens to make them even worse, extending them from…

  • Tom Daschle steps down

    The withdrawal of Tom Daschle's nomination to head Health and Human Services is a serious setback. This was an Obama appointment I had liked very…

  • Bad politics and urgent remedies

    My Monday column for the FT is a plea for rapid action on the stimulus.You could not call the fiscal stimulus passed by the US House…

  • Bad politics and urgent remedies

    My Monday column for the FT is a plea for rapid action on the stimulus.You could not call the fiscal stimulus passed by the US House of…

  • Now you see what words have done

    In view of his poor health in recent years, I wasn't surprised to hear from an old friend this morning that John Martyn had died, but I was taken…

  • Bill Easterly's new blog

    I am a fan of Bill Easterly, author of "The Elusive Quest for Growth" and "The White Man's Burden". He is the most consistently interesting and…

  • Bill Easterly's new blog

    I am a fan of Bill Easterly, author of "The Elusive Quest for Growth" and "The White Man's Burden". He is the most consistently interesting and…

  • The CBO on the fiscal stimulus

    My main reaction to the CBO's new review of the House stimulus bill (see the director's blog; a fuller version) is that the package is much smaller…

  • The CBO on the fiscal stimulus

    My main reaction to the CBO's new review of the House stimulus bill (see the director's blog; a fuller version) is that the package is much smaller…

  • Country roads

    My wife and I spent Sunday and Monday in Lost River, West Virginia, staying in a prefab cabin in the hills. I liked this interesting dwelling so much…

  • Obama needs and deserves Europe's co-operation

    Concluding paragraphs from my column in today's FT:In his very first acts [on Guantanamo and interrogation of detainees] Mr Obama has affirmed his…

  • Why Obama must be radical

    My latest column for National Journal: One of the things the country likes best about its new president is his taste for consensus. Barack Obama…

  • Was the inauguration a coronation?

    My friend Katty Kay tells the Daily Beast that the inauguration makes her feel unwell. Why am I coming over all queasy this week? Oh, yes, it must be…

  • President Obama's first day

    A memorable and most moving event. I don't know that I have ever seen a crowd like it. Impossible on the ground even to guess how many people were…

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