Gregg Easterbrook

Why didn’t the heat wave cause power failures?

July 28, 2011

Last week a record-setting heat wave afflicted much of the United States — yet there were no brownouts.

Facing down the debt

July 20, 2011

Over the past three generations, America’s leaders have faced down the Depression, won World War II, won the Cold War, created Social Security and Medicare, passed the Civil Rights Act and dramatically expanded environmental protection. The record is one of boldness and triumph.

from MediaFile:

The Journal’s twisted self-defense

July 18, 2011

By Gregg Easterbrook
The views expressed are his own.

Today’s Wall Street Journal in its lead editorial declares Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation all but saints walking on Earth, claiming “politicians and competitors are using the phone-hacking years ago at a British corner of News Corporation to assail the Journal and perhaps injure press freedom.”

Twilight of the WASPs?

July 14, 2011

White Anglo Saxon Protestant (WASP) men are supposed to hold the reins of power in the United States. All but two presidents have been WASP males; almost all Supreme Court justices; most leaders of the House and Senate.

How nations go bankrupt, one sliver at a time

July 7, 2011

Governments in Greece, Portugal, the United States and elsewhere are borrowing, and often wasting, money at a reckless pace. Why do banks and financial markets cooperate? Because there’s something in it for them.