| Oct 5, 2009
| 4:33 PM
It's not clear what precipitated this convergence, but the opinion pages of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post all devoted space last weekend to op-eds ruminating on contemporary conservatism. For those who missed this odd...
| Nov 7, 2004
SACRAMENTO — When Richard Costigan resigned as lobbyist for the Chamber of Commerce last November, the business group chipped in for a $589 farewell gift, a wood-and-glass model of the domed Capitol where Costigan went to work for Arnold...
| Jun 17, 2008
Today's question: Does the Food and Drug Administration have too much regulatory power or not enough? Paul Roberts and Jacob Grier debate the new food economy. Yesterday, they discussed food panics. Later this week, they'll cover food shortages and...
| Nov 11, 2008
Today's question: Who would you like to see in Barack Obama's Cabinet, and which potential picks do you think would be a mistake? Previously, Weigel and Lilly debated Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff.
Pass up on Robert Kennedy Jr., go for...
| Oct 16, 2008
What's the right role and structure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? How about the Federal Housing Administration? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed John McCain’s proposal for the government to buy bad mortgages, the biggest players in...
| Feb 18, 2008
A few days ago I came across an Op-Ed submission that called for file sharing to be decriminalized. The editors here decided not to run it, but it intrigued me for a couple of reasons. First, the author, Karl Sigfrid, is a member of the Swedish Parliament...
| Jun 26, 2012
Anna Schwartz, an economist and coauthor with Milton Friedman of a book on monetary policy that shaped the views of central bankers including Federal Reserve ChairmanBen S. Bernanke, has died. She was 96.
Schwartz died Thursday at her home in Manhattan...
| Aug 25, 2009
Rose D. Friedman, an economist who collaborated with her husband, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, and helped bring their ideas about the virtues of free markets to the masses, died of a heart ailment Aug. 18 at her home in Davis, Calif.
She was thought...
| Dec 14, 2009
Paul Samuelson, the first American to win a Nobel Prize in economics, the author of a landmark college textbook on the subject and a presidential advisor who helped shape tax policy in the Kennedy administration, has died. He was 94.
| Aug 31, 2009
Beryl W. Sprinkel
Economic advisor to Reagan
Beryl W. Sprinkel, 85, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan administration and who helped guide the administration's response to the October 1987 stock market crash,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:35 AM
A fascinating debate has broken out among economists and economic pundits concerning the Congressional Budget Office's projections that the Affordable Care Act will allow -- or induce -- some workers to leave the job market.
The debate is over whether,...