Latest from Steven Pearlstein

Last month, the California legislature passed a proposal to reduce the risk that utility power lines will spark wildfires and to socialize the cost of compensating victims when those measures fail.

  • Aug 23, 2019

By disavowing shareholder primacy and embracing a broader vision of corporate purpose, a group of top chief executives has now enhanced political legitimacy.

  • Aug 19, 2019

The presidential candidates’s plan to regulate PE firms is overreaching, but she is asking the right questions.

  • Jul 27, 2019

The nights were filled with anger, passion and high drama, but policies lacked much economic sense.

  • Jun 28, 2019

By traditional antitrust analysis, T-Mobile's proposed $26.5 billion acquisition of Sprint doesn’t come close to satisfying the the law’s requirement that it not lessen competition. But the looming merger of the two telecom giants is a warning sign about the market's excesses.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Financial regulators need to rein in the growth of high-risk, high-yield lending to business.

  • May 31, 2019

It’s time for the markets to be more afraid of the Fed than the Fed is of the markets.

  • May 3, 2019

Why Trump’s pick is not worthy of the Federal Reserve Board.

  • Mar 22, 2019

  • Mar 20, 2019

The fantasy of too many business leaders is that they can keep their heads down and ride out the storm until Americans come to their senses and elect someone else as president.

  • Jun 20, 2018
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