Jim Tankersley

Economic Policy CorrespondentWashington, D.C.


Marco Rubio’s new tax plan seeks a balance but may not calm the usual criticism of his party as ally of the rich.

  • Mar 4, 2015

Larry Summers set the record straight on technology, education and the future of the middle class.

  • Mar 3, 2015

The economist, with a long record of government service, is a free-market thinker described as measured and cool.

  • Feb 27, 2015

His Spock brought economic theory to television - and showed its limits.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Get a preview of what the GOP’s economic message might be in 2016.

  • Feb 27, 2015

What happens when special breaks for the middle class threaten the goal of ‘the lowest possible’ tax rates.

  • Feb 26, 2015

The party discusses whether tax cuts are enough — or if the middle class and poor need something more.

  • Feb 25, 2015

Art Laffer is back.

  • Feb 20, 2015

His legacy, though — the Kitzhaber thing that lives on long after he’s left political life — it has to be the jeans.

  • Feb 18, 2015

The impact of robots on jobs could be a big issue in 2016.

  • Feb 17, 2015
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Jim Tankersley covers economic policy for The Post. Before joining The Post, he wrote for National Journal, covering the breakdown in American job creation, the decline in economic mobility and the failure of policy makers to adapt to an increasingly complex set of global economic challenges. He has also worked at the Tribune Washington Bureau, the Toledo Blade, the Rocky Mountain News and The Oregonian.

Jim and a colleague at The Blade won the 2007 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for their “Business as Usual” series of stories revealing the true roots of Ohio’s economic decline. He was also part of the “Coingate” team at the Toledo Blade that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
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