Opinion | An Open Mind Is the Key to the Post-Covid Economy

‘When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” There are competing accounts of the authorship

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Opinion | ‘Stimulus’ Does Little for Jobs

The Biden administration says if Congress passes the proposed $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, we won’t have to “wait for

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Opinion | The Non-Covid Spending Blowout

The Biden White House is pointing to polls showing that its $1.9 trillion spending bill is popular, and the press

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Opinion | The Risks of Skimping on Covid Relief

A big tempest is brewing in a big teapot over President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan. Republican objections are

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Opinion | The Pandemic Spending Hangover

Does unrestrained federal spending have any economic cost? Can federal debt keep climbing to be larger than the entire U.S.

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Opinion | What Inflation Debates Miss: Inflation

Something extraordinary is breaking out at the moment: a debate about inflation. The trigger is the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill

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Opinion | States of Budget Surplus

Governors—especially from Democratic states—have been pleading revenue poverty since the pandemic began. But as we approach the anniversary of Covid-19

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Opinion | Wrong Stimulus, Wrong Time

Democratic economist Larry Summers and former GOP Senator and economist Phil Gramm don’t agree on much. But when they do,

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Opinion | Why Won’t the President Listen to the Experts?

President Joe Biden signs a series of executive orders on climate change in the State Dining Room of the White

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Opinion | The Polite Way to Say Bidenomics Is Unnecessary

President Joe Biden is still claiming there’s an economic crisis to justify trillions of dollars in new federal spending. But

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