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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson writes a weekly column on economics.


Trump’s right about one thing on trade

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:16:51 EDT

China’s pillage of American intellectual property is a threat to national security as well as the economy.

The curse of middle-aged capitalism

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 07:36:11 EDT

Young, innovative corporations dazzle while their older peers tread water; the disconnect does not bode well for the U.S. economy.

What will Trump do about the debt ceiling?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:22:14 EDT

And a harder question: How would the world react?

Trump’s great growth debate is all about guesswork

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 07:20:06 EDT

The president’s promised 3 percent isn’t impossible. But it might not be enough.

Trump seems to be crying out: Impeach me, please!

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:50:26 EDT

If he must flirt with impeachment to retain his command of the media, so be it.

Janet Yellen is caught between Trump and a hard place

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 07:13:33 EDT

How the Fed manages to gradually shrink its bond holdings will shape the economy — and her legacy.

Why it’s so hard to die in peace

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:18:23 EDT

Our power to make “end-of-life” care more compassionate and cost-effective is limited.

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.

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?