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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Not Enough Exercise, Too Much: Americans Polarized Here, Too Jul 20, 2017

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were optimal. Every step was a labored exertion. She looked to be in her 40s and in the bloom... Read More

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The Suicide Epidemic: Social, Economic or Both? Jul 18, 2017

Ours is a nation in despair. U.S. suicide rates have surged to a 30-year high, and it's not just among struggling middle-aged whites. Suicides by girls age 10 to 14 have spiked over the last 18 years. And there's been a shocking surge in children 17 ... Read More

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America's Addiction to Abusive Drug Pricing Jul 13, 2017

Consider what got Martin Shkreli in trouble with the law. Shrkeli is the infamous "pharma bro" who bought patents to lifesaving drugs then hiked their prices to obscene levels. In one egregious example, he raised the price of a 62-year-old drug cruci... Read More