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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson writes a weekly column on economics.


How health care controls us

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:34:23 EDT

We have tied our national fate to huge spending on relatively small populations.

Why deficits might be with us forever

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:19:08 EDT

There’s a giant mismatch between what Americans want from government and what they’ll pay for with taxes.

Is the upper middle class really hoarding the American Dream?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:25:05 EDT

Sorry, Richard Reeves and David Brooks are dead wrong.

Why robots won’t steal all our jobs

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:36:44 EDT

New technologies inspire new jobs, a study concludes.

Trump’s extraordinary surrender of power

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 07:32:37 EDT

The president’s foreign policy is extraordinary: a voluntary surrender of power and influence.

Everyone is mad at everyone

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 08:04:39 EDT

Democracy without dissent is not democracy. But dissent should be disciplined.

Is the next recession being postponed?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:56:48 EDT

The Phillips Curve, a tool that shows the relationship between inflation and unemployment, has shifted.

The looming labor ‘shortage’ isn’t just a problem — it’s also an opportunity

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:08:31 EDT

We need a new model for regulating relations between firms and workers.

The perils of too much government lending

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:21:27 EDT

Lending standards are often too lax, resulting in unnecessary losses for the Treasury and harm to borrowers.

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?