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Robert J. Samuelson

Robert J. Samuelson writes a weekly column on economics.


Will the Olympics go bust?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:47:21 EST

While the costs of hosting are going up, the prestige and long-term economic benefits seem to be going down.

The one-word reason Congress’s debt deal should worry us

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:29:04 EST

We don’t know where the line is on deficit spending. Let’s not find out.

What trucking tells us about the future of work

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:37:08 EST

Truckers are often cited as an example of impending job destruction. But the reality is more complicated.

This is what an immigration policy for the 21st century should actually look like

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 07:30:44 EST

How quickly should we absorb immigrants, and who should they be?

A year later, Trump’s rejection of the TPP is still a disaster

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:02:49 EST

The move was contrary to U.S. interests.

Are we hostage to the stock market?

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 07:09:54 EST

Wall Street’s boom could backfire on the overall economy.

The shutdown solved nothing

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:22:25 EST

There’s a huge political agenda awaiting debate and action. But don’t hold your breath.

China’s breathtaking transformation into a scientific superpower

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:26:18 EST

The best response to this technological competition — reinvigorate America’s own technological base.

The millionaire class is booming

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:18:02 EST

It’s conceivable that 10 percent of households are now in the club.

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?