Latest from Robert J. Samuelson

“There’s been a breathtaking accumulation of debt in the last decade or so,” one economist says.

  • Jan 16, 2019

We pay a high price for economic flexibility but benefit enormously from the rising living standards it produces.

  • Jan 13, 2019

For Beijing to abandon its policies would mean scrapping its whole economic model. Politically, this would be hard to swallow.

  • Jan 9, 2019

Two decades after being introduced, the European unit of currency has not achieved its central goals.

  • Jan 6, 2019

We’re not making the choices that might better prepare us for the future.

  • Dec 30, 2018

As we sit too idly by, Russia, China and North Korea are racing to modernize their forces.

  • Dec 23, 2018

Wild swings in the market always trigger economists’ anxieties.

  • Dec 16, 2018

The wild swings in stock prices are one cause for concern. But what else?

  • Dec 12, 2018

Debate over wage growth must reflect solid realities, not politically convenient sound bites.

  • Dec 9, 2018

Is the economy’s slowdown a reflection of a bad winter or of history?

  • Feb 26, 2014
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