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Here's a question about the Mideast turmoil for future historians: How much did food inflation contribute? We know some basic facts. Middle East countries import 50 percent or more of their wheat, a staple food for many. Beginning in mid-2010, world grain prices exploded. At $8.56 a bushel in Feb...
 
Why Social Security is welfare (By Robert J. Samuelson, March 7, 2011)
 
Is organized labor obsolete? (By Robert J. Samuelson, February 28, 2011)
 
Who rules America? AARP. (By Robert J. Samuelson, February 21, 2011)
 
High-speed rail is a fast track to government waste (By Robert J. Samuelson, February 14, 2011)
 
The real Reagan legacy (By Robert J. Samuelson, February 11, 2011)
 
Reminder from Egypt: The age of oil isn't going away (By Robert J. Samuelson, February 6, 2011)
 
How Obama's speech muddied the budget debate (By Robert J. Samuelson, January 27, 2011)
 
China's new world order demands stronger U.S. response (By Robert J. Samuelson, January 24, 2011)
 
The shadow of the '60s (By Robert J. Samuelson, January 16, 2011)
 
To foster high-achievers, think beyond the classroom (By Robert J. Samuelson, January 10, 2011)
 
Judging Obama's economics (By Robert J. Samuelson, January 3, 2011)
 
On Medicare and Social Security, be unfair to the boomers (By Robert J. Samuelson, December 26, 2010; 8:00 PM)
 
Retiree benefits are cheating our children (By Robert J. Samuelson, December 19, 2010; 8:00 PM)
 
How our allergy to risk is hurting the economic recovery (By Robert J. Samuelson, December 13, 2010)
 
What the Bowles-Simpson plan left out (By Robert J. Samuelson, December 6, 2010)
 
In Ireland's debt crisis, an ominous reckoning for Europe (By Robert J. Samuelson, November 29, 2010)
 
Our burgeoning budget and the politics of avoidance (By Robert J. Samuelson, November 22, 2010)
 
How to avoid Japan's economic mistakes (By Robert J. Samuelson, November 15, 2010)
 
As G-20 summit nears, China is unlikely to budge on currency (By Robert J. Samuelson, November 8, 2010)
 
Calif. rail project is high-speed pork (By Robert J. Samuelson, November 1, 2010)
 
Politics has lost its center of balance (By Robert J. Samuelson, October 25, 2010)
 
What's left in the Fed's toolbox? (By Robert J. Samuelson, October 18, 2010)
 
The Age of Austerity (By Robert J. Samuelson, October 11, 2010)
 
Engineering our own recovery (By Robert J. Samuelson, October 4, 2010)
 
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