Conor Clarke

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. More

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism, an economics blog that was recently published in book form by Simon and Schuster. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. He is also on Twitter.
  • Greg Mankiw buries the lede

    Greg Mankiw worries that disagreement over fiscal stimulus will obscure the fact that economists agree about lots of things. There is economic…

  • Stimulus Meets Obama's Standard

    A few weeks ago the Obama administration released a stimulus metrics report (pdf) promising that 75 percent of the stimulus would pay out in…

  • The stimulus meets Obama's standard

    A few weeks ago the Obama administration released a stimulus metrics report (pdf) promising that 75 percent of the stimulus would pay out in the…

  • Is there economic consensus about the stimulus?

    The Wall Street Journal released its latest forecasting survey today. There seems to be strong consensus among economists that a recovery is not…

  • Money: still fungible

    I don't have a huge amount of sympathy for complaints about how much bankers get paid. It is nonetheless annoying to see bankers make extremely silly…

  • The Great Reset

    Urban theorist Richard Florida explains why recession is the mother of invention.

  • Stimulus agreement reached

    The House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a $789 billion bill. That's smaller than the House bill ($819) and the Senate bill…

  • Bank CEOs In The House

    The House Committee on Financial Services is now holding its hearing on Tarp Accountability. Eight CEOs of the biggest banks that received TARP money…

  • Reputation for frugality

    The House Committee on Financial Services is now holding its hearing on Tarp Accountability. Eight CEOs of the biggest banks that received TARP money…

  • Hoyer says AMT patch stays in the stimulus

    Earlier today the Senate passed its version of the stimulus package. Now the bill goes to conference, where appointed members from both legislative…

  • "The Overlap is 90-plus Percent"

    That was Larry Summers' argument for why we shouldn't worry too much about the differences between the House and Senate stimulus bills. But it's…

  • "The overlap is 90-plus percent"

    That was Larry Summers' argument for why we shouldn't worry too much about the differences between the House and Senate stimulus bills. But it's…

  • A questionable stimulus strategy

    The Washington Post reports:Three months after their Election Day drubbing, Republican leaders see glimmers of rebirth in the party's [...] stand…

  • Was the recession the fault of Texas hold 'em?

    I have been reading George Akerlof and Robert Shiller's Animal Spirits, which has a chapter on how "corruption and bad faith" can influence the…

  • The best and the brightest

    Harvard is firing a quarter of its fabled investment management staff. The endowment shrank by 22 percent in the first four months of the fiscal year.

  • The return of William Donaldson

    A short while ago Barack Obama signed an executive order creating an Economic Recovery Advisory Board, staffed by outside experts and headed by…

  • The return of William Donaldson

    A short while ago Barack Obama signed an executive order creating an Economic Recovery Advisory Board, staffed by outside experts and headed by…

  • Stimulus cuts and confidence games

    One of the arguments that has popped up in favor of making and keeping the stimulus large -- especially as the Senate considers cutting it -- is the…

  • An interview with Robert Barro

    I spoke with Robert Barro of Harvard yesterday about the stimulus bill, fiscal policy, and related issues in macroeconomics. I wanted to speak with…

  • Six reasons to doubt executive compensation caps

    The New York Times is reporting that the Obama administration is going to impose a $500,000 cap on executive compensation for companies that receive…

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