About Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Stephen­ Moore is an economics journalist, author, and columnist who served as the senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page and as member of the Journal's editorial board. He continues to be a regular contributor at The Wall Street Journal and other outlets, such as Fox News, CNN and CNBC, and writes a nationally syndicated political column .

Currently, Moore is the chief economist for the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, recently released "An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States," which explains why eliminating or lowering tax burdens at the state level leads to economic growth and wealth creation. This is the latest of many books he has co-authored.

In his earlier career he Moore was founder and president of the Club for Growth, a 25,000-member organization dedicated to helping elect free market, tax-cutting candidates to Congress and served as the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs at The Heritage Foundation.


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Atlas Is Shrugging Mar 31, 2020

"Government help to business is just as disastrous as government persecution. ... The only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." — Ayn Rand Congress has just approved an economically bloated $2.... Read More

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$5 Trillion Down the Drain Mar 24, 2020

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone should read Robert Higgs' economic classic "Crisis and Leviathan." The critical warning of this masterpiece is that government always uses a crisis — from the Civil War to the Great Depression t... Read More

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Please, Not 'Shovel-Ready' Projects Again! Mar 17, 2020

It was just a little over 10 years ago, at the height of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said one of the dumbest things in modern times. The best way to stimulate the economy, she declared, was with "unemployment insur... Read More

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Biden and Bernie to Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia: Drop Dead Mar 10, 2020

The Democratic presidential field is down to two old, white males, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Though they are said to represent two polar-opposite wings of the party, on one issue, they are in complete agreement. They bo... Read More