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JOHN STEELE GORDON

JOHN STEELE GORDON

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

minimum wage

The City of Seattle, as blue as they come, raised its minimum wage in 2014 from $9.47 to $11.00. This year, it went up to...
erie canal

Next Tuesday marks the beginning of the 242nd year of the independence of the United States, and the day will be justly celebrated with parades, picnics,...
fitzgerald

Early in the morning of June 17th, 56 nautical miles off the entrance to Tokyo Bay, a container ship crashed into the side of the...

Despite the political rhetoric, it is not true that American manufacturing is declining in absolute terms. But as a new report from the Manhattan Institute shows, it...
midway

On June 4th, 1942, 75 years ago yesterday, the American and Japanese navies met west of Midway Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean....
civil war

I deeply disagree with Max Boot regarding the removal of statues and the renaming of military bases to expunge from public view the national memory of the Civil...
donald trump

Let me see if I have this straight. After a conversation in the Oval office with President Trump, James Comey, then the Director of the FBI, remembered...
tax code reform

The first thing to consider with regard to corporate income taxes is who pays them. It is not corporations. They are just pieces of papers drawn...
tax code reform

As I noted yesterday, the New York Times is on its high horse about President Trump’s “tax cuts for the rich.” And, to be sure, there are some. Lowering...
New York Times

If you want to see, in an instant, what the New York Times has become, just consider the lead headlines in this morning's editions of...
World War I

A hundred years ago today, the United States declared war on the German Empire, entering the First World War on the side of Britain and...
nuclear option

The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court today on a straight party-line vote, 11-9.The nomination now heads to...