Latest from Robert J. Samuelson

The new Italian government is flirting with trouble.

  • Oct 17, 2018

Democracies — or, for that matter, dictatorships — have a difficult time inflicting present political pain for future, hypothetical societal gains.

  • Oct 14, 2018

A look back by the Economist shows that the problem is not the past. It’s the future.

  • Sep 23, 2018

Public confidence in the future is weak. What explains this?

  • Sep 18, 2018

The danger is that efforts to stop a financial panic will falter on political objections.

  • Sep 16, 2018

Ten years on, what have we learned?

  • Sep 12, 2018

We continue to hope crises don’t occur, and we pretend they’re not inevitable.

  • Sep 9, 2018

There are pluses and minuses, but on balance the pluses seem to prevail, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.

  • Sep 5, 2018

As companies’ health care costs go up, expected bumps in worker pay are leveling off.

  • Sep 2, 2018

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

  • Feb 26, 2014
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