Robert J. Samuelson / Politics

Bubble Mania

WASHINGTON -- If you go back 20 or 25 years, the term "bubble" was not part of everyday language. To be sure, scholars debated various financial bubbles. Most famous was the stock market bubble of 1929. Before that, there was the South Sea bubble ...

Another Housing Bust?

WASHINGTON -- In the game plan for the 2014 economy, housing was assigned a crucial role: catalyst in chief. Pent-up demand, low interest rates and attractive prices would strengthen the recovery in home-buying and construction. This would then ...

Are We Under-Saving for Retirement?

WASHINGTON -- Can America afford to retire? As millions of baby boomers pass their mid-60s, the specter of widespread under-saving has taken hold. Huge numbers of present and future retirees will exhaust their savings before they die. Mass ...

Media Bias Explained

WASHINGTON -- Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream.

Gentzkow, who teaches at the University of Chicago, has just won the John Bates Clark Medal for an outstanding American economist under 40 (he's 38). He has...