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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The Quest for a Perfect Lawn Leads to Insanity Aug 05, 2021

That living carpet of green velvet in front of my house — is it really mine? I never thought I... Read More

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Voters Really Do Want Order on the Border Aug 03, 2021

With COVID-19 receding — at least in vaccinated parts of the country — but crime hanging... Read More

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Are We Canceling Summer Again? Jul 29, 2021

This is becoming another summer that didn't quite happen. It follows the bum summer of 2020, which w... Read More

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Any Idea How Sexist Short Shorts Are? Jul 27, 2021

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