Federal Spending: Are Democrats Offering Econoimc Policies, Or Pipe Dreams? Robert Samuelson

As Democrats swing left, it becomes increasingly difficult to imagine what their triumph in the next election would mean for America. The presidential candidates endorse a variety ... Continue Reading →

John Kenneth Galbraith’s ‘The Affluent Society’ Revisited: Robert Samuelson

I am rereading “The Affluent Society” with pleasure and profit. X Written by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith and published in 1958, “The Affluent ... Continue Reading →

The Social Security Fantasy: Robert Samuelson

One of the great challenges of our time is to prevent Social Security and other programs for the elderly from taking over the national government. It may already be too late. Recently, ... Continue Reading →

What The Decline Of Sears And GE Teaches Us About Capitalism: Robert Samuelson

General Electric and Sears have fallen on hard times, and that tells us a lot about U.S capitalism. Both were once great enterprises — symbols of American ingenuity and imagination. ... Continue Reading →

Military Power: The Myth Of American Invincibility — Robert Samuelson

The most uncovered story in Washington these days is the loss of U.S. military power — a lesson particularly important in light of recent events: the resignation of Defense Secretary ... Continue Reading →

Income Stagnation Is A Myth — Here’s More Proof: Robert Samuelson

We in the media have a problem. Actually, it’s a big problem for all of us. We have become addicted to the notion that, except for the top 1% or the top 10%, the incomes of ... Continue Reading →

Robert Samuelson: It’s Not The Economy, Stupid!

One lesson of the midterm elections is that economic growth is losing its power to unite the country and to reduce explosive conflicts over race, religion, ethnicity, immigrant status ... Continue Reading →

A Wasted Opportunity To Confront Difficult Issues: Robert Samuelson

We’ll know soon who won the fiercely contested midterm elections, but we already know who lost: We all did. This election has been a referendum on President Trump, which suits ... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Does Not Drain ‘The Swamp’: Robert Samuelson | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis

  Donald Trump isn’t draining the swamp. The president unveiled his long-awaited “tax reform” package last week, and although many crucial details were missing ... Continue Reading →

Robert Samuelson: America’s Prudence Deficit | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis

Well, we just kicked the can down the road again — to quote former President Barack Obama, who developed into an expert can-kicker during his eight years in the White House. XThe ... Continue Reading →