Chrystia Freeland

The sorrow and the pity of Obama’s budget

By Chrystia Freeland
April 11, 2013

Pity Barack Obama. Everything in his life experience prepared him to be the president who would take on the big challenge of the 21st century: rising income inequality and the hollowing out of the middle class.

America’s middle class goes global

By Chrystia Freeland
October 15, 2012

President Barack Obama did a miserable job of making his own case last week. But speak to his supporters and the pitch is clear: The American middle class is being hollowed out; Obama’s self-appointed mission is to try to save it.

Obama makes his case amidst Reagan’s shadow

By Chrystia Freeland
September 6, 2012

If there had been an empty chair at the Democratic convention this week, its ghostly occupant would have been Ronald Reagan.