George Will / Politics

Who Says Economics Is Hard?

WASHINGTON -- Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers, many earning each day about what Americans spend on a Starbucks latte, produce apparel, appliances and other stuff cheaply, thereby enlarging Americans' ...

Social Inequality's Deepening Roots

WASHINGTON -- The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. How can a profusion of puppies be worrisome? A report from the Raymond James financial services firm concerning trends in the housing market explains: Increasing numbers of women "are ...

Kasich Waits In The Wings

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ideas fly from Gov. John Kasich like sparks from a flint. While explaining his prison reforms, he interrupts himself midsentence -- his sentences, like some E. E. Cummings poems, are unpunctuated -- to praise a Delaware church ...

The Prescience Of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

WASHINGTON -- In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called "Moynihan's Scissors": Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors' blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male ...

The Export-Import Bank's Grip

WASHINGTON -- Conservatives' next disappointment will at least be a validation. The coming reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank will confirm their warnings about the difficulty of prying the government's tentacles off what should be society's...

Obama Needs GOP For TPP

WASHINGTON -- Michael Froman received from a Harvard Law School classmate, Barack Obama, a job that validates the axiom that the unlikelihood of any negotiation reaching agreement grows by the square of the number of parties involved. In trade ...