Clive Crook

10/30/2014 - 2:03pm

    The most striking thing about the U.S. midterm elections is how little most of the country seems to care. It isn't as though nothing will change: If the Republican Party wins control of the Senate, as the prognosticators are saying, that will have consequences. Yet, according to one recent poll, voters...

10/09/2014 - 3:02pm

    When will central banks in the United States and Britain start raising interest rates? The question preoccupies financial markets, and much turns on the answer. What's happening in the two countries' labor markets - and what the Federal Reserve and...

10/02/2014 - 4:11pm

    Barack Obama's address to United Nations General Assembly this week was the one of the most important speeches of his presidency. Two weeks ago I argued that, in foreign policy, the United States and the world needed a different Obama. This week, they...

09/11/2014 - 2:37pm

    The gap between the European Union's pretensions and capacities has never looked so wide. Its stagnant economy and the crisis in Ukraine point to gross failures of leadership. In both cases, Europe's de facto leader - Germany - is especially to...

08/07/2014 - 2:16pm

    Rep. Paul Ryan's discussion paper on "Expanding Opportunity in America" has much to admire. It puts attention where it belongs - on poverty and upward mobility for those at the bottom of the income distribution. It argues for an expanded earned income tax credit, the best way to reduce poverty in...

07/21/2014 - 1:37am

    Malefactors of great wealth get a lot of press these days. The poor, not so much. There might be a connection. Concentrating on the super-rich seems to divert attention from the more serious social injustice at the other end of the income scale. If you're born into a poor family in the United States, you...

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