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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson writes a weekly column on economics.


North Korea’s cyber-army should worry us all

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:45:23 EDT

Americans think technological superiority works to our benefit. The opposite may be true.

Why Ben Bernanke is worried

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:16:14 EDT

We may be reaching the limits of the Fed’s power over the economy.

Yes, build the wall

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:16:15 EDT

If Trump is going to save the “dreamers,” he needs something big in return.

Our economic cannibalism

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 07:18:52 EDT

A formula for resentment and discord: When people fight over getting a bigger piece of the economic pie, rather than growing the pie so that everyone benefits.

The stamina of the American consumer

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:51:20 EDT

Consumer confidence seems more wide than deep.

Why the swamp survives

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 07:56:35 EDT

As the GOP’s tax-reform proposal winds its way through Congress, all the pressures will be to scale it back.

Are entrepreneurs a dying breed?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:23:30 EDT

Maybe we’re not “‘Shark Tank’ nation” after all.

Driverless cars may be appealing. But they could be used against us.

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:55:45 EDT

With the proliferation of cyberwarfare, proceeding without safeguards is madness.

The middle class rocks — again

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:52:01 EDT

Not all the statistics in the Census Bureau’s new report are upbeat, though.

The recovery: Deja vu all over?

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:54:13 EST

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