Immigration Semantics

Rational discussion of the Senate immigration bill is being stifled and befuddled by a few misused words and...

areynolds May 24, 2007

When "Progressive" Means Punitive

In a recent New York Times column, Paul Krugman frets that we are in a "New Gilded Age" because "every...

areynolds May 17, 2007

Blinder's Blunder

Economist Alan Blinder wrote in The Washington Post that "offshoring of service jobs from rich countries such...

areynolds May 10, 2007

What Supply-Side Economics Means

In "The Seven Fat Years," Robert Bartley, the legendary former editor of The Wall Street Journal,...

areynolds April 26, 2007

What Is Income?

Two French economists, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, can count on a flood of publicity every time they...

areynolds April 19, 2007

Comparing Bush and Clinton Economies

A recent Gallup poll found that only 41 percent of respondents approved of Bush's handling of the economy,...

areynolds April 12, 2007

Layoffs in Perspective

Lou Uchitelle of The New York Times has made a career of writing passionately about the plight of laid-off...

areynolds April 5, 2007

David Stockman: Man and Myth

Former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director David Stockman, whom I worked with in the 1981 Reagan...

areynolds March 29, 2007

Subprime Economics

When it comes to economic news, the press tends to be biased toward exaggeration and sensationalism. If some...

areynolds March 22, 2007

Sen. Schumer's Tax Loopholes

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and a half-dozen freshman legislators, reports the Los Angeles Times, "want...

areynolds March 15, 2007

'Backdating' Bunkum

During the euphoric high-tech boom of the 1990s, America Online offered my daughter a thousand stock options...

areynolds March 9, 2007

Stock Shock

Sudden drops in stock prices typically provoke more panic among reporters than among investors. When Dow...

areynolds March 1, 2007

Politics and Moralizing

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen laments the fact that candidates are under heavy pressure to tailor...

areynolds February 22, 2007

Politics and Religion

areynolds February 15, 2007