Harold Meyerson

08/19/2014 - 12:44am

    "The question is, 'How do we help people at the bottom rather than thwart people at the top?'" Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw, who served as a leading adviser to President George W. Bush and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, recently asked. The set of beliefs behind this question - that economic inequality isn't...

04/03/2014 - 12:39am

    As a general rule, more Americans work than do the citizens of other advanced economies. Since the late 1970s, when the number of women in the workforce ballooned, the share of Americans who either had jobs or were trying to get one was greater than the share of comparable Europeans. For reasons good and bad -...

03/13/2014 - 12:19am

    In light of Russia's military movement into Crimea, it's a good thing that the United States repudiated the Monroe Doctrine. In 1823, to deter European powers from military or political intervention in the emerging nations of Latin America, President James Monroe announced a policy implying that that...

03/06/2014 - 2:32am

    As patriotism can be the last refuge of scoundrels, so religion can be the last refuge of bigots.

    The most recent attempts to besmirch religion have come from Arizona's Republican state legislators, who last week, on a near-party-line vote, passed a bill allowing...

02/27/2014 - 1:57am

    The United Auto Workers' failure to organize the employees at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been greeted with predictable hosannas from the sworn enemies of American unions. Survey their celebratory columns, though, and you won't find the slightest consideration of most Americans...

02/20/2014 - 2:56pm

    In a well-intentioned op-ed in The Washington Post, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales recently extolled his new phone venture, which has pledged to devote a quarter of its profits to "good causes" selected by an independent foundation. Now, I support good causes as much as the next fellow, and I have...

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