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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.

political parties

American politics has been so unusual this year that it is hard to know where to begin. The leading Democrat has more baggage than Delta Airlines...
drinking age

The 1980’s was a very good decade in American history. The economy expanded prodigiously, inflation — the biggest economic problem of the previous decade —...
Jobs report

With the stock market off to a dismal start this year, largely thanks to economic troubles in China, it got some good news this morning...
Donald Trump

Most people think that Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for president is sui generis, without precedent in American politics. Actually, that’s not true. In 1904,...
Jobs report

The November jobs report issued this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was, like the October one, encouraging. Jobs were up by 211,000 while the jobless...
israel

As an alumnus (class of 1962), I recently received a brochure from Millbrook School regarding its capital campaign. I loved my four years there, with its...
yale

Silliman College, one of Yale University’s residential colleges, has been much in the news of late as the intellectual and moral collapse of American academia...
Jobs report

While September’s jobs report was dismal, the October report is robust, with 271,000 new jobs created, far above the consensus forecast of 183,000. And 12,000 more...

While covering the debate last evening, Jay Nordlinger tweeted, “T. Sowell: Only the comfortably off care about income inequality. The poor just want to be less...
Jobs report

The monthly jobs reports have not been very good in recent months, and the September figures are downright dismal. While economists were predicting 200,000 new...
Mars

The Houston Chronicle reports that NASA will make a big announcement regarding Mars on Monday morning. The NASA press release was vague, but the headline was “Mars...
The Mikado

The New York Times is reporting that the forthcoming production of The Mikado by the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players has been cancelled because, “it drew criticism over how its...