Ira Stoll

Sep 28, 2015
The voice I find myself missing this political season is that of Fouad Ajami, who died last year. Not so much for Mr. Ajami’s insights into the area that was his academic speciality, the Middle East, rather, for the wisdom Mr. Ajami displayed.

Sep 21, 2015
If Sanders wants to get elected president, he will need to expand his appeal beyond Wisconsin, Minnesota, Upstate New York, and Vermont. He’ll also have to carry Ohio, California, Pennsylvania, and Florida. His best chance to do that would be getting out of his zone of comfort.

Sep 14, 2015
Perhaps Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will eventually come around to the idea that if they can manage to get elected under the existing rules, those rules aren’t so bad, after all.

Sep 7, 2015
Perhaps the support for Trump is a sign of voter optimism , idealism, warranted or otherwise, even , about the possibility of bringing private sector efficiency and accountability to government agencies.

Aug 31, 2015
Compare the company-run lines at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park with the government-run security lines at the Orlando International Airport. It’s hard to escape the conclusion that a free market works better than a government monopoly.

Aug 24, 2015
I blame the decline on Donald Trump. Markets are finally taking note of the fact that the candidate atop the polls is someone who wants to restrict immigration, cut back on foreign trade, and raise marginal tax rates.

Aug 17, 2015
Federal Reserve critic Steve Lonegan says he’s all for cutting taxes and regulations. But there’s a third leg of the economic policy tripod, which is sound money, either a gold standard or a rule-based monetary policy. Why aren’t presidential candidates seizing the issue?

Aug 10, 2015
The surprise stories of the presidential campaign so far have been the billionaire and the anti-billionaire. They are more alike than you might think.

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