Ramesh Ponnuru



May 23, 2019
People in the middle of that generation reached adulthood just as the economy fell into the most severe recession since the Great Depression. That recession was followed by a disappointingly slow recovery.


May 17, 2019
If tariffs yield a breakthrough deal, it’s not going to bring back manufacturing jobs. As Trump’s tweet tacitly conceded, if those jobs leave China, they’re going elsewhere in Asia.


May 14, 2019
Where the Fed now alters interest rates in order to keep inflation near its target, it could instead aim to keep the total amount of spending throughout the economy growing at a steady rate.


May 13, 2019
I’ll stick with my starting point: If you’re old enough to vote, serve on a jury, marry or fight in a war, you should be considered old enough to light up, too.


May 6, 2019
While money could certainly buy improvements, which could enhance the economy’s productivity, the political obstacles to directing the money in the most useful ways would be formidable. New building is more politically attractive than repairing.


May 2, 2019
Joe Biden’s entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has opened up a division in the party, and it’s not just about the candidates’ demographic characteristics or policy records. It’s about their view of our country.


Apr 23, 2019
Inflation targeting has led to lower peaks for unemployment and for inflation. But by now we have enough experience of its flaws to see a way to make spending growth more stable and, particularly, to minimize both the likelihood and the severity of recessions.


Apr 22, 2019
The report shows is a president who is untrustworthy, who has untrustworthy advisers, and whose advisers do not respect him. Mueller has not destroyed Trump’s presidency, as Trump feared. But he has shone a light on what’s weakening it.

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