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JOHN STEELE GORDON

JOHN STEELE GORDON

John Steele Gordon is an economic historian and the author of, among other works, An Empire of Wealth:The Epic History of American Economic Power.

sun

In 1957, an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago named Eugene Parker submitted a paper to The Astrophysical Journal, the most prestigious journal in that field.  In...
environmentalism

Chicken Little has always been the press secretary of the environmental movement. In the 1960's there was good reason to think the sky was actually falling. The...

This is yuuge. Beginning January 1, 2019, the Trump administration will require hospitals and outpatient clinics to publicly post their prices for surgeries and other medical procedures,...
Roe v. wade

As Noah has pointed out, the left has made a fetish of abortion, as though it were a positive good, like the polio vaccine, instead of...
unions

The Supreme Court struck a grievous blow to union power on Wednesday by ruling that public service workers who do not wish to join a union cannot be...
royal wedding

What is it about royalty that so fascinates everyone else? In case you spent the weekend on the backside of the moon, Prince Harry, grandson of...
logan act

It is an axiom of political science that laws are a lot easier to enact than to repeal. Almost all laws benefit some group directly...
medical prices

The state of Colorado is considering a new law, the Comprehensive Health Care Billing Transparency Act, which has the potential to profoundly affect the cost of medical care. As former...
jobs

The unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent. Bill Clinton was president the last time the rate was so low. On the other hand, the...
wall street

AllianceBernstein has been one of the country's largest financial asset management firms since its founding in 1967. It currently manages nearly $500 billion. Naturally, it...

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debt

Someone in the 19th century (Mark Twain attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli, but that's dubious) said that there are three forms of lying: lies, damned...