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...

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...

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...

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...

The Federal Reserve’s dramatic new intervention into the U.S. economy—a $600 billion purchase of Treasury bonds that was immediately branded with the nautical nickname of...

During the recent recession, the U.S. Congress passed two large economic stimulus programs. President Bush’s February 2008 program totaled $152 billion. President Obama’s bill, enacted...

The liberal-opinion industry spoke with one voice: President Obama’s tax plan was his party’s best hope to avert a midterm disaster. Over Labor Day weekend,...

To the Editor: James Glassman’s article on American economic policy after the meltdown is accurate in almost every respect [“The Failure of the Liberal Economic Experiment?,”...

It sometimes seems that the old-fashioned art of “investing”—putting money into a specific business with the goal of sharing in its profits—has been superseded by...

More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite By Sebastian Mallaby Penguin, 496 pages Hedge funds didn’t cause the global financial crisis. That’s...