President Trump’s isolationism is recipe for disaster and America’s decline as a world
The question that swirls around Donald Trump's inaugural address is whether his aggressively pronounced policy of America First will
Tax "reform," starting with taxes on business, seems to be on everyone's agenda, and it may be a place where the incoming Trump administration and...
One reason is so-called pass-through businesses whose taxes are levied at personal income tax
It is far too early to render final judgment on the Obama presidency. All the chatter about his "legacy" overlooks two obvious realities.
Did he create our national dysfunction, or was he just its
Retailers are under siege from
We are in the throes of another round of what the economist Joseph Schumpeter memorably called "creative destruction." Two icons of American...
History suggests that the president-elect’s high-profile arm-twisting will
Jawboning is back in style, courtesy of Donald J. Trump. Those with long memories will recall that "jawboning" is a term that became fashionable
Not even the president-elect may really know what comes
We're all playing a guessing game. During the campaign, Donald Trump made many promises. But whether friend or foe, we don't know what he
The international order is in a state of flux, and that could prove
One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we're witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated...
It may be wishful thinking, but it's just possible that Vladimir Putin has done us a great favor. He has alerted us to the true threat of...
The Russian leader showed us how dangerous the Internet can
His greatest accomplishment was acting to make sure the Great Recession did not become something far
There is no mystery about Barack Obama's greatest presidential achievement: He stopped the Great Recession from becoming the second Great...
These books are worth the time, even if you’re not an economics
OK, I should have headlined it, "My favorite economics books of 2016." There surely are many good books that I missed. Still, the four below
The military has been losing the battle for a larger share of the budget, and there is no easy
Any reporter who's written about the federal budget knows that there's a surefire solution to every problem. It's called "fraud, waste and abuse."...
The health-care, education and housing have gotten bigger, without getting more productive, a new report
"For the first time since the end of the Second World War, the future relationship of America to the world is not fully
Trade is an aspect of foreign policy that should not be cast aside
Italy may be the next stop on the world's journey to more economic nationalism. First we had Brexit — Britain's decision to leave the
If it fails, the spillover effects for Europe could be
American men are dropping out of the labor force at unprecedented