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Author Archives: Robert J. Samuelson / Syndicated Columnist

Honest carbon tax is our best bet

WASHINGTON – It would be healthy – in the sense of promoting honesty – if every report warning of global warming and climate change (the two terms are interchangeable) came with the following disclaimer:

Blowing bubbles of false doom

WASHINGTON – If you go back 20 or 25 years, the term “bubble” was not part of everyday language.

Economic inequality is exploding

WASHINGTON – Thomas Piketty has taken America’s liberal establishment by storm.

Signs poor for long-term jobless

WASHINGTON – If you know someone among the long-term unemployed – a category that in …

Economics won’t erase conflicts

WASHINGTON – For the record, it’s worth noting that Russia’s swift seizure of Crimea confoun …

Did stimulus help US economy?

WASHINGTON – Five years after becoming law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 20 …