Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop

Froma Harrop covers the waterfront of politics, economics and culture with an unconventional approach. She takes public policy quite seriously. Herself, less so.

Despite some liberal tendencies, or because of them, Harrop has great affection for tradition. She also respects the profit motive, a reflection of years reporting on business and economics. But there are limits.

Recipient of numerous awards and honors, Harrop has worked on the Reuters business desk, edited economics reports for The New York Times News Service and served on the Providence Journal editorial board. She has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Institutional Investor.

Harrop’s been seen on MSNBC and PBS and heard on NPR and many other radio outlets. And she is currently a contributor to CNN Opinion.

Raised in the Long Island suburbs, Harrop attended New York University. She now lives in New York City and Providence, Rhode Island.

Recently Published

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Can We Have a Sensible Immigration Policy? Sep 20, 2018

What would a sensible immigration policy look like? It would have three goals: be humane, enforce th... Read More

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Sometimes Voters Just Want Competence Sep 18, 2018

In our highly polarized era, we too often judge election results from the confines of partisan polit... Read More

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How About Medicare Advantage for All? Sep 13, 2018

A resurfaced Barack Obama has uttered those three little words: "Medicare for all." Does that mean t... Read More

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On Climate Threat, States Refuse to Surrender Sep 11, 2018

As large parts of America burn or drown under weird weather conditions made more extreme by global w... Read More