Robert J. Samuelson
» Columnist | Robert J. Samuelson is a weekly columnist for The Post, writing on political, economic and social issues. His column appears on Wednesdays.
Samuelson joined The Post on the business desk in 1969. In 1976 he became an economic reporter for National Journal, where he began a weekly column, which began appearing in The Post in 1977. In 1984, Samuelson became a columnist for Newsweek. Samuelson's awards include the National Headliner Award for Consistently Outstanding Column on One Subject in 1995, 1993, 1992 and 1987; a 1993 John Hancock Award for Best Business and Financial Columnist; The Gerald Loeb Award for Best Commentary in 1993, 1986 and 1983; a Clarion Award for Best Magazine Editorial/Opinion Column from Women in Communications in 1994; and a 1981 National Magazine Award.
He is the author of "Untruth: Why the Conventional Wisdom is (Almost Always) Wrong" (2001), a collection of his columns, and "The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995" (1995).