About Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop is an independent voice on politics, economics and culture. Though generally left-of-center, she is known for her unconventional approach and libertarian streak. The conservative Heartland Institute has called her its "favorite lefty."

Subscribers to Harrop's semiweekly column include The Seattle Times, the Arizona Republic, The Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News, Newsday and RealClearPolitics. Harrop has also written for The New York Times, BBC News and Institutional Investor. She is currently a contributor to CNN Opinion.

Harrop has appeared on MSNBC, PBS and Fox News Channel and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Born in New York City, Harrop was raised in the Long Island suburbs. After graduating from New York University, she worked on the financial desk at Reuters Ltd., covering business and the Federal Reserve. She later became a financial editor for The New York Times News Service. Harrop divides her time between New York City and Providence, Rhode Island.

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Colleges Come to Their Senses the Hard Way Sep 19, 2017

Harvard University came under justified attack when it named Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow. Critics asked how Harvard could honor a former U.S. Army private convicted of leaking 750,000 classified or sensitive documents. The university rescinded ... Read More

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Elite Cities Should Share the Wealth (and Crowding) With Others Sep 14, 2017

As Seattle ascended into the club of superstar American cities, its housing became expensive and its streets congested. That's the price of success. These factors helped prompt Amazon.com to announce plans to build a second headquarters somewhere els... Read More

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Chuck, Nancy and Donald: The Part That Mattered Sep 12, 2017

Donald Trump's deal with "Chuck and Nancy" has rained new angst on his party (the Republican Party). It extended the debt ceiling for three months and provided hurricane relief. "Republicans, sorry, but I've been hearing about Repeal & Replace for 7 ... Read More