Robert J. Samuelson
Robert J. Samuelson
Opinion Writer

Robert Samuelson writes a weekly economics column that usually runs in The Post on Mondays. He was a columnist for Newsweek magazine from 1984 to 2011. He began his journalism career as a reporter on The Post business desk, from 1969 to 1973. He was an economics reporter and columnist for National Journal magazine from 1976 to 1984 — when he joined Newsweek. Samuelson is the author of “The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence” (2008) and “The Good Life and Its Discontents” (1995). He grew up in White Plains, N.Y. and attended Harvard College. He lives in Bethesda with his wife and their three children.

Latest by Robert J. Samuelson

Family-friendly politics

Family-friendly politics

Will the 2016 contenders take note of those who are struggling to balance family and job demands?

The middle-class hurdle

The middle-class hurdle

Productivity’s slow growth is the real challenge.

A new economic mystery: negative interest rates

A new economic mystery: negative interest rates

Lenders are actually paying for the privilege of allowing someone to borrow their money.

Light bulbs vs. the Internet

Light bulbs vs. the Internet

New technologies aren’t paying off as much as they used to.