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by | Oct 29, 2009

Last December in these pages we concluded that George W. Bush’s economic legacy will be remembered in history as a failure, in no small part because of the collapse of the dollar and the tripling in gold prices over the…

by | Jan 27, 2009

Our friend Steve Forbes has said that if you’re ever stuck in the middle seat on an airplane and want to clear some elbow space, start talking about monetary policy and your seatmates will start fleeing for the exits. But…

by | May 8, 2007

In a recent op-ed, economist Robert Samuelson said “there is something unsettling about extremes of wealth and poverty.” He obviously meant it pejoratively, but in truth, extremes of wealth and poverty are the very source of the economic advances and…

by | Apr 11, 2007

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal asked if the subprime industry pulls back, will it be harder for the former beneficiaries of its loans “to buy cars, shop at the mall and dine out?” According to the article’s…

by | Mar 29, 2007

Princeton University’s Alan Blinder wrote in 2001, “Like 99% of economists since the days of Adam Smith, I am a free trader down to my toes.” According to a front page article by the Wall Street Journal‘s David Wessel and…

by | Mar 7, 2007

In a speech last week before the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke questioned whether increased worldwide economic integration has actually driven prices lower. Though a strong advocate of globalization and free trade, Bernanke said, “there…

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