Guess who is feeling no pain from the lockdown? ‘Club Fed’, aka the Swamp

Guess who is feeling no pain from the lockdown? ‘Club Fed’, aka the Swamp

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore The June blockbuster jobs report is more evidence that the economy is healing, but this remains a brutal period for the some 30 million still unemployed Americans. Nearly every industry — with very few exceptions — has been forced to impose layoffs, furloughs or dramatic reductions in hours for […]

The differences between the Left and the Right have never been more clear

The differences between the Left and the Right have never been more clear

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore The crisis of the coronavirus-induced economic lockdown and now the violent protests in the streets have unleashed a depression-level financial crisis and unprecedented human suffering — especially in our inner cities. These events have also exposed a Grand Canyon-sized chasm that now separates how the Left and the right […]

The extremely weird qualifications of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The extremely weird qualifications of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore Usually, when a CEO severely underperforms peers, he or she is fired or handed a gold watch and given a quick retirement party. In the Democratic Party, a rotten performance is a qualification for the presidency. I’m referring to the bizarre infatuation inside Democratic circles with New York Gov. […]

Don’t ‘socialize’ America’s airlines

Don’t ‘socialize’ America’s airlines

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore There is nothing worse than the government bailing out private industries. I’ve spent a career opposing corporate welfare giveaways. When an industry gets in financial trouble because of its poor business practices, the owners, shareholders and executives should bear the cost — not the taxpayers. The coronavirus crisis is […]

A national disgrace: ‘Government is the problem’ now more than ever

A national disgrace: ‘Government is the problem’ now more than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone should read Robert Higgs’ economic classic “Crisis and Leviathan.” The critical warning of this masterpiece is that government always uses a crisis — from the Civil War to the Great Depression to World War II — to expand power, not only […]

The clean energy revolution no one talks about: Bad news for subsidized wind and solar power

The clean energy revolution no one talks about: Bad news for subsidized wind and solar power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore The U.S. Energy Information Administration just announced some spectacular news that should be banner headlines across the country: The price of natural gas has fallen to its lowest February level in 20 years. The data shows that natural gas prices fell to $1.77 per million British thermal units. In […]

Trump’s economy and all those exalted prophets of doom: Who has apologized?

Trump’s economy and all those exalted prophets of doom: Who has apologized?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore There’s an old saying about baseball and life that no one ever had a 1.000 batting average. It turns out that’s not exactly true. At least when it comes to the Trump economy, anti-Trumpers defied the near-impossible statistical odds and somehow have batted 1.000 on their predictions. They managed […]

The economy’s unsung hero: Low interest rates

The economy’s unsung hero: Low interest rates

Special to WorldTribune.com By Stephen Moore At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, President Donald Trump again talked positively about negative interest rates. That’s not a very good idea considering negative interest rates are a warning signal of deflation, which can be as bad for an economy as runaway inflation. But Trump […]

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