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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

Federal Reserve Moving into the Banking Industry Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Fed monopoly shouldn't compete with private banks

If there is any lesson we have learned about the Federal Reserve system in the last few years, it is that the supposed oracles who run our central bank are anything but infallible. Published December 21, 2019

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

A cheer for the Trump uranium plan

Our sources are telling us that President Trump is nearing a decision on how to revive the all-but-dormant American uranium industry. This proposed plan would create a reserve of domestically-mined uranium and stored in a "Federal Uranium Security Stockpile." Published December 15, 2019

Illustration on government support for Tesla and GM electric by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Congress must stop subsidizing wealthy car buyers

Why are Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi teaming together to lobby for a tax bill that would provide about 80 percent of the benefits to Americans who make more than $100,000 a year? Published December 7, 2019

Ban on Lending Money Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Congress bans short-term lending, the poor pay a high price

Washington do-goodism almost always fails to help the people it is supposed to because politicians ignore the Law of Unintended Consequences. Nowhere is that more evident than when it comes to a congressional plan to put payday lenders and other short-term lending institutions, such as the burgeoning online lenders, out of business. Published November 30, 2019

Illustration on Democrats and taxes by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump needs tax cut 2.0

Every single plausible Democratic candidate for president has endorsed tax increases as centerpieces of their economic agenda. Think about what we are hearing from Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and the rest of the Punch and Judy Show. Published November 15, 2019

Illustration on the USMCA by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Nancy Pelosi's stall tactics hurt America's economy

Wouldn't it be wonderful if for one brief shining moment in Washington, Congress put good policy over politics -- and passed a bill that would benefit American workers, investors and businesses? Published November 3, 2019

Bizarro Biden Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump economy surges and Biden and Obama hog the credit

The same former vice president who says that his son, Hunter, was hired by the Ukrainian oil and gas company because of his expertise in energy policy is now claiming that President Trump has "squandered" the strong Obama economy he inherited. Published October 26, 2019

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