Latest from Robert J. Samuelson

Achieving what it wants is a tall order, and no one knows how much the program would cost.

  • Feb 14, 2019

The notion that there is pervasive poverty among older Americans is a political fantasy that is used to justify spending that we cannot afford.

  • Feb 10, 2019

Neuman’s Law, named for Alfred E. Neuman of Mad magazine fame, postulates that there is never a good time to raise taxes or cut federal spending.

  • Feb 5, 2019

Powell’s latest moves are bringing the organization more in line with what the president wants.

  • Feb 3, 2019

Five takeaways from “The Budget and Economic Outlook” by the Congressional Budget Office.

  • Jan 29, 2019

Any advantage the United States military may have enjoyed in size is shrinking.

  • Jan 27, 2019

It may be possible to slow the increase in greenhouse gases, perhaps through a proposed “carbon dividend” plan.

  • Jan 20, 2019

“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

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

  • Feb 26, 2014
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