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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.

Abe Greenwald quotes President Obama as saying this morning that science "is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a...

As Jennifer pointed out this morning, Democratic Senator Evan Bayh has come out against the Omnibus Appropriation Bill, that would fund the government...

The New York Times reports this morning in a front page story that, "Despite assurances that the takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be temporary,...

After the House passed the "stimulus" bill by a vote of 246-183 without a single Republican vote yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the chamber that...

President Obama during Monday night's press conference  put the blame for the current economic malaise on "tax cuts for the wealthiest few Americans." "We have...

Boy, talk about déjà vu. The New York Post reported yesterday that Bernard Madoff's apartment will soon be for sale to help repay the billions...

Eugene Volokh raises that fascinating question. The Constitution states in Article I, Section 6, that "No Senator or Representative shall,...

David Hazony thinks Hillary Clinton’s agreeing to become Secretary of State is a bad career move for her. He notes, quite correctly I think, that she...

Management of the Big Three automakers will be on Capitol Hill today, begging for federal money to bail them out of the mess they...

. . . the greatest catastrophe for Western civilization since the Black Death six hundred years earlier finally ended. In four years and three...

Fueled by easy credit, the real-estate market had been rising swiftly for some years. Members of Congress were determined to assure the continuation...

Gordon, you say "We're cooked." Perhaps not quite yet. For one thing, we have not yet had a classic crash, such as we had on...