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Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore is an economic consultant with Freedom Works. He received a bachelor of arts degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a master of arts degree in economics from George Mason University.

Articles by Stephen Moore

Wind Power Subsidies Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Washington subsidies not helping the wind industry

Last week the lobbying arm of the wind energy industry made an unsurprising, though somewhat embarrassing, announcement. It wants a longer lifeline with federal subsidies. So much for wind being the low-cost energy source of the future. Published October 18, 2019

It's a middle class boom

How much of the monetary gains from the Trump economic speed-up have gone to the middle class? If you ask Democratic senators and presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris or Bernie Sanders, the answer to that question is ... almost none. Published October 13, 2019

'Stop scaring the children'

A friend of mine's third-grade daughter came home from school a few weeks ago with tears streaming down her cheeks. "My teacher say we only have 10 years before the oceans rise, and we are under water," she moaned. "Are we all going to die?" Published September 29, 2019

Illustration on the U.S. uranium supply by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Rebuilding America's domestic uranium industry

The decline of American mining and production of critical minerals in recent decades is a self-inflicted wound that could imperil our economy and national security. Published September 21, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Elizabeth Warren's Social Security scam

Elizabeth Warren has a soak-the-rich plan for every problem in America. To make the math of any of these fiscal concoctions work, she's going to have find a lot more rich people to tax. Published September 13, 2019

American Energy Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Natural gas, America's wonder fuel

One of the many idiocies of the "Green New Deal" and other such anti-fossil fuels crusades is that all of this arrives on the political scene at a time when the price of producing energy from fossil fuels is lower than at any time before in human history. Published August 30, 2019

Illustration on Democrat opposition to economic growth by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Democrats rooting for recession

All of this negativity has made Democrats appear to be so bloodthirsty for power that they want American workers to suffer so they can reclaim the crown. Published August 25, 2019

Transportation Red Tape Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why Trump should stop the re-regulation of freight rail

Recently, two major railroad operators, CSX and Union Pacific, reported a significant drop in earnings in part due to declining rail shipments. This was partially due to the impact of ongoing trade disputes. Published August 16, 2019

Federal Reserve Drag Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Sending an SOS to the Federal Reserve

To keep the economy from a further growth slowdown, the Fed must inject more dollar liquidity into the global economy. Immediately. Published August 9, 2019

Why the Fed shouldn't compete with private banks

Do we want the U.S. Federal Reserve Board to operate as a commercial bank -- and compete with our private banking system? The Fed apparently wants to and it's a policy shift that could greatly expand the mission of the Fed. Published August 2, 2019

Don't worry, the South is still booming

Anyone who understands real estate knows it's all about three things: location, location, location. In recent decades, many of the hottest locations in the country have been in Dixie. Published July 26, 2019

Cryptocurrencies (Illustration by The Washington Times)

'Who's afraid of cryptocurrencies?'

Finally, we seem to have a bipartisan consensus in Washington. Both parties are terrified of new private money and they want to regulate it out of existence. Published July 20, 2019

Illustration on school busing by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Busing, no; school choice, yes

In the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Kamala Harris of California defended forced busing back in the 1970s as a civil rights triumph and criticized former Vice President Joe Biden for racial insensitivity for once opposing the policy. Published July 7, 2019

Debt is Bad Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'It's the spending, Stupid!'

The Congressional Budget Office has just released its mid-year update on the federal fiscal situation and it portends a debt avalanche. But don't bother to tell Sens. Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren that. They're busy advocating tens of trillions of dollars in new federal spending. Published June 30, 2019

Chart to accompany Moore article of June 24, 2019.

Blurring the expense of medical care

Several years ago, I had a shoulder injury and the doctor told me I might need surgery to fix the small tear in my rotator cuff. He said that I was borderline whether to have the surgery or not. So I asked: "Doctor, if I have this surgery, about how much will it cost?" Published June 23, 2019