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Rather than being for or against Keynesianism, policy makers should pragmatically try to respond to the most pressing economic issues, an economist writes. Tax breaks and incentives currently devoted to luring companies to move could be better spent
When looking back on the career of Alan Abelson, the longtime Barron's columnist who died last week at age 87, one gets the sense that he could have written about any subject if he wanted to. Mr. Abelson was known as much for his elegant prose as
The wealthy have disproportionate political influence, and those pursuing a liberal economic agenda might do well to emphasize social issues that divide the wealthy from other Republicans, an economist writes. Ronald Reagan's welfare queen lives on,
A Treasury official's recent remarks indicate that the department is too sanguine about the continuing risk from too-big-to-fail institutions, two economists write. Driverless vehicles should increase human productivity but will also increase the
Powerful political arguments have been made on flawed data, and it's time that such research was better policed, an economist writes. Just when the wealthy will pay their taxes is something of a mystery and complicates Treasury planning, an economist
Many nonprofit health institutions have nothing to hide, so it is not clear why they do not make their financial documents easily available, an economist writes. In his budget, President Obama should have made a stronger case for what he would like
Many Americans favor elimination of the cap on taxable Social Security earnings in order to protect retirement benefits, an economist writes. A determined, accomplished regulator like Gary Gensler not a Wall Street executive is essential as deputy
A Senate amendment to require an assessment of the macroeconomic effect of tax changes is an attempt to introduce ideology into the budget process, an economist writes. In American society, concepts of masculinity and femininity have broadened while
Standing on the sidelines or having theoretical discussions while the potential grows for big-bank damage to the economy is unacceptable, an economist writes. Forms of debt forgiveness can make collection more efficient but run the risk of debtors'
A brave new world of computer piecework will not automatically provide opportunities for human development or dignity, an economist writes. Why not link the prices that hospitals can charge the uninsured to the prices Medicare pays? an economist asks.