Latest from Robert J. Samuelson
  • Opinion

Goodbye, readers, and good luck — you’ll need it

What 50 years of writing about economics has taught me.
  • Sep 13, 2020
  • Opinion

Don’t forget about inflation

The Fed’s new guidelines could repeat mistakes of the past.
  • Aug 30, 2020
  • Opinion

Biden’s proposals are popular. They’re also expensive — very expensive.

Joe Biden didn’t mention his spending proposals during his convention speech, and for good reason.
  • Aug 23, 2020
  • Opinion

The rise of the upper middle class

A new study also shows the decline of the middle class.
  • Aug 16, 2020
  • Opinion

Let’s call it what it is. We’re in a Pandemic Depression.

This economic slump is more than a mere recession.
  • Aug 9, 2020
  • Opinion

The Internet’s threat is more about national security than the economy

We are more vulnerable to a massive cyberattack than to economic monopolies.
  • Aug 2, 2020
  • Opinion

Is Europe finally coming together?

The odds of Europe solving its ‘Italy problem’ just got a bit better.
  • Jul 26, 2020
  • Opinion

Stock buybacks and a shaky economy

Companies are paying out enormous sums to shareholders.
  • Jul 19, 2020
  • Opinion

The stock market and economy have parted ways. It’s a FOMO market now.

What explains the disconnect between the real economy and the stock market?
  • Jul 12, 2020
  • Opinion

Americans are historically unhappy. But there’s a lesson to learn here.

Various polls show that we are gloomier people than ever.
  • Jul 3, 2020