An Economist Gets Lunch:New Rules for Everyday FoodiesBy Tyler CowenDutton, 304 pages Anyone writing engagingly on a nonacademic subject who cites the political scientist Thomas Schelling...

To the Editor: It would be interesting if Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan would expand upon their study of the often ignored economic progress...

To the Editor: James Pethokoukis worries that allowing a bit of inflation could easily “get out of hand,” thereby harming economic growth [“Let There Be Growth...

Over the past three decades, the American economy has grown considerably. Accounting for population growth and price changes, GDP has increased by more than 60...

To the Editor: It seems that David M. Smick is advocating opening up our wallets via the House ATM mechanism and continue to borrow money [“How...

Ezra Klein, an online columnist for the Washington Post, has been a sympathetic chronicler of President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat the Great Recession and...

To the Editor: With regard to Ira Stoll’s “The Buffett Tax Gambit” [October], I wanted to ask for clarification on a couple of points. Mr. Stoll,...

To the Editor: John Podhoretz is far too dismissive of Standard & Poor’s concerns over our ability to deal seriously with our debt burden [“Is This...

On September 18, the Obama administration signaled that it would be incorporating the so-called “Buffet Rule” for millionaires into the president’s new plan to increase...

To the Editor: John Steele Gordon’s “Growth: The Only Way Out of This Mess” [July/August] omits one important point and misstates another. Gordon doesn’t discuss the...

The father of the German Empire, Otto von Bismarck, first introduced unemployment insurance in the 1880s. Bismarck conceived of this new social mandate as a...

To the Editor: William Voegeli (“Americans Don’t Hate the Rich,” December 2010) defends lower taxes on the wealthy. Yet he complains that “no party or politician...