About 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.

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Environmental Malpractice Washes Onto the Beach Aug 21, 2018

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency over an environmental disaster that he insists has nothing to do with him. It's true that red tide — an evil-smelling algae bloom now fouling the precious beaches along Florida's southwe... Read More

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Good Republicans Must Vote for Democrats Aug 16, 2018

The most memorable campaign event I attended in 2016 was a rally for John Kasich in Rhode Island. The participants seemed the cream of the middle class — many old-fashioned small-business Republicans as my father was. The Ohio governor spoke on... Read More

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Comic Relief as We Wait for Trump to Be Gone Aug 14, 2018

Rick Wilson was minding his own business as a Republican operative when Donald Trump happened. Though his commercials for GOP candidates often pressed thorns in liberal flanks, he won broad respect as a principled conservative. Trump has made Wilson ... Read More