Martin Feldstein

Free Larry Summers
April 01, 2009

Why the White House needs to unshackle its economic oracle.

Martin Feldstein V. Robert Barro--pick Your Conservative Harvard Economist
March 06, 2009

Via Andrew, Martin Feldstein, the respected Harvard professor and former Reagan economic adviser, has a persuasive op-ed in the Taipai Times (???) today about why a second round of stimulus will be necessary:    [T]he US economy faces a US$750 billion shortfall of demand [according to Feldstein's calculations].

Go For It
November 19, 2008

Now that Barack Obama has won the presidency, a swath of the Washington establishment is pressing him to answer what it considers an urgent question: How will he scale back his plans--for tax cuts, for health care reform, for education--in response to the economic emergency? Actually, they were incessantly asking that before the election--in each of the three presidential debates, in fact. And even members of his own party have joined the David Gergens and Bob Schieffers in demanding that Obama retrench.

Major Op-ed News (stimulus-related!)
October 30, 2008

  Martin Feldstein has a very significant op-ed in today's Washington Post. Feldstein, a right-wing economist who advises Republicans and staunchly supports tax cuts, urges a large stimulus package to stanch the damage from a recession. Previous stimulus packages have been watered down by Republican aversion to spending. But Feldstein points out that tax rebates won't do much, and so the best solution is spending on infrastructure.

Flat-Earth economics: Equality Bites
January 29, 2007

If there is one trend in American life that most irks economic conservatives, it is probably rising inequality. It’s not the inequality itself that bothers them, as most will happily admit. It is the perception of inequality and, worse, the constant discussion of inequality that is so irritating. It offends their view of capitalism, helps justify all sorts of nefarious government interventions, and makes the conservative economic agenda (most of which tends to increase inequality) appear unfair. They would very much like for it not to be true.

Another suspect Bushie.
March 06, 2006

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Warming Up
November 08, 1999

Gregg Easterbrook: The real way we know the earth is warming.

All the President's Perks
September 02, 1991

ON A WARM and sunny spring day Bonnie Newman, then assistant to the president for management and administration of the Bush White House, ate lunch at the Occidental restaurant with two former presidential aides, Jonathan Miller and Christopher Hicks. The restaurant is one block from the White House. As 2 p.m. neared Newman announced that she had to get back to attend a Cabinet meeting. Miller and Hicks offered to walk her back. No need, she said.