Economics

The Times Finds Bias in the Academy - Against Liberals?

Patricia Cohen locates the one academic discipline where conservatives have some voice - the economics department - and criticizes it for lack of balance.

George W. Bush's "Free Market Orthodoxy"?

Was that before or after the massive expansion of Medicare?

"The Upside of Paying More Taxes"

Staff writer and columnist David Leonhardt on the civilizing joys of higher tax rates: "Think of it this way: A tax increase isn't so much a barrier to a society becoming richer as it is a result ...

Are Autoworkers Really Making $73 an Hour? No, Says UAW & NYT...

...but Yes, says the Heritage Foundation and the automakers themselves.

Reporter Blames U.S. Business for Wal-Mart Trampling, a "Shopping Guernica"

The Times economics reporter on the trampling death at an early-morning Wal-Mart sale: "It was a tragedy, yet it did not feel like an accident. All those people were there, lined up in the cold ...

NY Times Dismisses Growth in Dire '08 Outlook; Says Bush in 'Denial' about Economy

Other major newspapers are neutral or cautiously optimistic about economic predictions for 2008.

Krugman Blames Bush for Harsh Treatment from Critics

NYT columnist and Nobel laureate ignores possibility critics take issue with his liberal philosophy and socialist recommendations.

Peter Goodman's Latest Left-Wing Gloat Over Capitalism's Crises

The Times' most left-wing economics reporter blames Greenspan for unleashing the whirlwind of unfetted capitalism: "Over the years, Mr. Greenspan helped enable an ambitious American experiment in ...

CNBC's Gasparino: Obama's Tax Plan 'Throwing Gasoline on the Fire'

Network's on-air editor blasts Democratic presidential nominee on spending, tax policy.

"Free Market Fealty" from GOP? We Wish

Plus: Headline writers try to sizzle Bush and free markets, but the stories themselves hold their liberal fire.
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