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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.

transgender

I have to disagree, at least to some extent, with Jonathan’s thoughtful post on the Great Bathroom Controversy. For one thing, I don’t have much faith in polls...
debt

Donald Trump, now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has come up with a breathtakingly stupid idea, according to the New York Times: cut down the national...
climate change

April 22nd was Earth Day and also the day that 175 countries came to the UN to sign a “climate pact” they hope will limit...
Andrew Jackson

The Treasury the other day announced that Andrew Jackson will get the boot from the twenty-dollar bill, to be replaced by Harriet Tubman, a hero...
Harvard

The advance of liberal fascism continues apace. The latest assault against individual liberty is, not surprisingly, at Harvard. The university wants to force the so-called final clubs, analogous...
abortion

Since the Supreme Court took the issue of abortion off the political table with its 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, the country, unable to resolve the...
income tax

I agree with Noah that Woodrow Wilson was both a horrible president and a horrible person. I also agree that Princeton should not expunge his name from...
Trump

In recent days, Max Boot has been doing to Donald Trump’s foreign policy ideas and advisors what the Royal Air Force did to Hamburg on July 27th, 1943. Now...
Finland

The nation of Finland is on the verge of a very significant governmental experiment. The world will be watching closely and, if it works, it will surely...
prescription drugs

If you would like a beautiful example of just how utterly screwed up the American market in prescription medicines is, consider my experience this week. I...
unemployment

If the New York Times editorial board ever wonders why their editorials have so little influence these days, they might consider this. An editorial designed to affect...