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Conflicting Visions Aug. 02, 2017

Walter E. Williams

For the most part, people share common goals. Most of us want poor people to enjoy higher standards ... Read More

The Illusory Savings From Cutting Medicaid Jun. 25, 2017

Steve Chapman

When economists talk in their sleep, they say, "There is no such thing as a free lunch." This axiom ... Read More

On Trade, Trump Is an Encyclopedia of Error Jun. 30, 2016

Steve Chapman

Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of econ... Read More

Economists Stink Jun. 29, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Gerald Friedman is a distinguished economist who initially wanted to be a psychiatri... Read More

Minimum Wage Dishonesty Jan. 13, 2016

Walter E. Williams

Michael Hiltzik, a columnist and Los Angeles Times reporter, wrote an article titled "Does a minimum... Read More

Recession or... Dec. 23, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a married 43-year-old systems engineer earning $67,000 a year, and my spouse wor... Read More

Embarrassing Economists Oct. 22, 2014

Walter E. Williams

So as to give some perspective, I'm going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior befo... Read More

Thomas Piketty and Other Economists Jun. 25, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a retired high-school English/psychology teacher who has always been fascinated ... Read More

Is There Wage Stagnation? Mar. 19, 2014

Walter E. Williams

Many economists, politicians and pundits assert that median wages have stagnated since the 1970s. Th... Read More

No, There Is No Consensus on Obama's Policies Feb. 21, 2014

David Harsanyi

Since its inception, the Obama administration has engaged in the deceptive routine of claiming that ... Read More

Liberal Economic Mythology on Unemployment Benefits Jan. 10, 2014

David Limbaugh

How can we ever expect America's younger generations to preserve America's greatness when the presid... Read More

The Four Lies About the Economy That Obama Needs Voters to Believe Jun. 05, 2012

Larry Elder

President Barack Obama's re-election turns on his ability to convince voters that 1) Obama inherited... Read More

New Obama Economics Chief Should Focus on Barriers to Hiring Aug. 30, 2011

Daily Editorials

President Barack Obama's latest choice to head his Council of Economic Advisers, Alan Krueger of Pri... Read More

Economic Smoke and Mirrors Sep. 01, 2010

David Harsanyi

Admitting you're a fan of economics is another way of saying that you live a deeply tragic life. Tha... Read More