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.

  • Krugman and Krugman and Social Security

    Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post launches an angry attack on Paul Krugman's recent column on Social Security, which accused Barack Obama of being…

  • Does the Fed now have an inflation target?

    The rules of US monetary policy have changed: the Fed has revised its reporting procedures in a potentially significant way. The first set of the…

  • Nice drug, we'll see about the delivery system

    I've just ordered my Kindle, and felt the world would wish to know. (Early-onset blogo-narcissism, clearly.) A strange name, don't you think? Burning…

  • How much might a falling dollar hurt the US?

    An interesting debate involving my FT colleague Willem Buiter, who thinks that a falling dollar could become very bad news for the US economy, and…

  • Tax cuts: myths and realities

    Other things equal, I am a tax-cutter not a tax-increaser. The leftist instinct to regard a tax increase on the rich as a good thing in itself--that…

  • The euro: like it or lump it

    Barry Eichengreen has a post on Voxeu about how difficult it would be for a country to make an orderly exit from the euro. (The column draws on a…

  • Reforming Social Security

    In my new column for the Financial Times, I try to restate the case for reforming Social Security:Barack Obama has upset a lot of Democrats by…

  • Hillary bounces back

    She did well in Thursday night's debate, winning by a mile I'd say, partly because it was evidently a pro-Clinton crowd. Her bad performance in…

  • The state of the economy

    An excellent briefing on where things stand from John Williams of the San Francisco Fed. (Thanks, once again, to Mark Thoma at Economist's View.)*…

  • Saving and security

    The Aspen Institute's Initiative on Financial Security is trying to build support for new policies to promote saving for those on low or moderate…

  • Bernanke's new-look Fed

    Ben Bernanke gave the Cato Institute a handsome anniversary gift for their 25th annual monetary conference this morning. He used the occasion to…

  • Land of opportunity

    The Wall Street Journal's editorial writers are impressed by a new study on income mobility:The Treasury study examined a huge sample of 96,700…

  • We have ways of making you happy

    Great news. 'Happiness research" might be having an effect on policy in just a few more decades, according to the New York Times. Instead of pursuing…

  • The academy as ruthless market process

    A student at Columbia defends the character of American academia as the outcome of a ruthless market process in which excellence prevails (link via…

  • And speaking of movies...

    I loved this column by the ever-stimulating George Will, comparing "American Gangster" and "The Godfather":In spite of its self-conscious…

  • Kite Runner: The Movie

    I went to a preview of the movie based on Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" this weekend (thanks for the tickets, Sandy). This from Amazon, about…

  • Universal coverage and medical innovation

    The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn has written a new piece on health reform, recognising and then questioning what he calls the best argument against…

  • Column: The limits to partisan rage

    My Monday column for the print FT:For the Democratic party’s most energetic supporters, consensus and bipartisanship have become dirty words. In…

  • Was Sarkozy in Washington?

    The historic visit of Nicolas Sarkozy to the nation's capital, to address both houses of Congress and seal a new rapprochement ("bringing together")…

  • Dershowitz on torture

    Alan Dershowitz advises the Democrats not to look soft on national security--and not to rule out torture in all conceivable circumstances. He…

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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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