Economics

The U.S. Needs Milton Friedman More than Ever

Famous economist who offered innovative economic ideas based on free enterprise and liberty would have turned 98 this week.

Edmund Andrews on Wall Street Crisis: 'There Really Were a Lot of Crooks Out There'

Recent Times financial reporter Edmund Andrews, who posed as a victim of the mortgage crisis in a book, claims the wanton recklessness on Wall Street that nearly wrecked the economy has exposed ...

Main Economics Writer Says High Taxes Are Necessary for Modern Society

High taxes are a societal imperative, says the Times' economics conscience, David Leonhardt: "And taxes are supposed to rise as a country grows richer."

Obama's Crew Has "Basically Succeeded" in Turning Economy Around

David Leonhardt uses a small decline in the unemployment rate to shout about the massive government intervention and "stimulus" package: "What if in the end they got it right?"

Experts Put the Con in E-con-omics

Downturn? Upturn? Journalists, politicians and economists are predictably wrong.

What's Missing from Edmund Andrews' Mortgage Tale

The economics reporter writes vividly about his descent into mortgage hell, blaming bankers and mortgage brokers as well as himself. But a journalist for the Atlantic finds that Andrews' story ...

Economics Reporter Pleased With Discrediting of Capitalism

Marxist-influenced economics reporter Peter Goodman describes China as home "to 13 billion fingers waiting to be licked in the thrall of KFC chicken."

David Leonhardt Talks Sexist "Pay Gaps" With Obama

David Leonhardt talks to Barack Obama about the (mythical) "pay gap" and wonders if America is ready to raise taxes and to cut back on health care.

The Times Finds Bias in the Academy - Against Liberals?

Patricia Cohen locates the one academic discipline where conservatives have some voice - the economics department - and criticizes it for lack of balance.

George W. Bush's "Free Market Orthodoxy"?

Was that before or after the massive expansion of Medicare?
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