That some should be rich shows that others may become rich,” said Abraham Lincoln, “and hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.” Barack Obama...

The risk-taking New York real estate developer William Zeckendorf loved to say he would “rather be alive at 20 percent than dead at the prime...

On February 9th, President Obama visited Elkhart, Indiana, the American community with the country’s highest unemployment rate, 15.3 percent. (It had been only...

Before he was sworn in as President, Barack Obama began to lay out his plans for reviving an American economy that, it would later...

As the world economy integrates more tightly with every passing week, the global trading system becomes more and more critical to a future of...

The millions of today want, and have a right to, the same security their forefathers sought—the assurance that with health and the willingness to work...

The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth by Benjamin M. Friedman Knopf. 570 pp. $35.00 Booms are better than busts. When the good times roll, people have more money,...

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Morrow. 242 pp. $25.95 During my many years...

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs Penguin. 416 pp. $27.95 In reviewing Jeffrey Sachs’s new book for a monthly magazine, one feels...

  To the Editor: Bruce Bartlett’s defense of the Bush tax cuts is considerably more subtle and compelling than the spin coming out of the Bush White...

If you decide you don't have to get A's, you can learn an enormous amount in college. —I.I. Rabi In the spring of 1969, I got the...

In terms of domestic policy, no issue more clearly defines the presidency of George W. Bush than taxation. Among Democrats, it even exceeds Iraq as...