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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

Chart to accompany Moore article of June 11, 2018.

Trump's economic boom

The left is quickly running out of excuses for why President Trump's economic policies have caused a boom — rather than the bust they predicted with such great certainty. Published June 10, 2018

Chart to accompany Moore article of June 4, 2018.

Eight reasons to still hate Obamacare

Remember Obamacare? The fight is far from over on the future of the Obama-era health insurance overhaul. Republicans are making a list-ditch effort this year to turn the program and the money over to the state. This isn't full Obamacare repeal, but would make a world of sense because states would be free to experiment and find ways to reduce costs and provide better services. Published June 3, 2018

Chart to accompany Moore article of May 28, 2018.

The mojo of Trumponomics

T.S. Eliot famously wrote that "April is the cruelest month," but when it comes to America's fiscal picture, nothing could be further from the truth about this April. The latest government numbers confirm that last month was a blockbuster for growth, federal revenues and deficit reduction. Published May 27, 2018

FILE--In this May 12, 2005, file photo, timber processing facilities line the banks of the Columbia River at Longview, Wash., near the Lewis and Clark Bridge. Six Western states and several national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for a massive proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

'Who turned off the lights?'

Is anyone paying any attention to the crisis that is going on in our electric power markets? Published May 13, 2018

Illustration on continued government interference with the internet by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The internet under siege

What is it about the internet that the government just can't seem to keep its greedy paws off of it? Published May 6, 2018

Chart to accompany Moore article of April 30, 2018.

Goodbye, OPEC

I have argued many times on these pages, and elsewhere, that the shale oil and gas revolution is the story of the decade. Since 2007 U.S. oil and gas output has risen by about 75 percent and the renaissance is still in its infancy stages. Published April 29, 2018

Illustration on Nafta by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The need for NAFTA

Finally some good news for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). CNBC is reporting and my White House sources confirm that there may be the framework for a renewed and improved NAFTA in the weeks ahead. Published April 22, 2018

Chart to accompany Moore article of April 16, 2018.

The trillion dollar myth

There is an old saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and we've learned that again with the Congressional Budget Office and its latest highly misleading fiscal forecast. Published April 15, 2018

Illustration on the positive consequences of mergers by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why mergers make sense

Donald Trump is producing the kind of shoot-the-moon economic recovery that we last saw under Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. He's copied a lot of the Reagan playbook: Deregulate, cut taxes, promote American energy. He should also think about adopting another Reaganite initiative: Let American companies, grow, merge, restructure and become more profitable so they can compete on the global stage. Published March 19, 2018

Alpha-male of Trade Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Donald Trump and trade

Last week President Trump dialed back his earlier call for a punitive and blanket tariff on imported steel and aluminum. Published March 11, 2018

The Value of the United States Passport Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

An America First immigration policy

There's a lot right in Donald Trump's immigration vision and a few things that are misguided. It's worth reviewing which is which. Published March 4, 2018

Illustration on environmentalist interference with natural gas supply by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Cold weather and finger-pointing

This has been a colder than usual winter in the Midwest and Northeast, so many Americans are facing high home heating and electric bills. In some areas, these bills can reach $1,000 a month. Published February 25, 2018

Chart to acccompany Moore article of Feb. 19, 2018.

Obama's real debt and deficit legacy

Congressional Republicans have been raked over the coals in the last two weeks for slamming through budget caps and inflating government spending and debt by another $300 billion. The criticisms are well deserved. Published February 18, 2018

Illustration on America's mineral abundance by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Making America a strategic mineral superpower

Why is the United States reliant on China and Russia for strategic minerals when we arguably have more of these valuable resources than both these nations combined? This has nothing to do with geological impediments. It is all politics. Published February 11, 2018

President Donald Trump waves as he walks from Marine One to board Air Force One, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Why liberals root against America

The unseemly sight of nearly the entire Democratic congressional delegation sitting on their hands and clinging to their chairs throughout President Trump's State of the Union speech makes one wonder whether they want America to succeed on Mr. Trump's watch. Published February 4, 2018

Chart to accompany Moore article of Jan. 29, 2018.

Making the Trump tax cuts permanent, now

Just one month into the new tax bill, only those wearing left-wing ideological blinders — which unfortunately is still millions of anti-Trumpers — can deny that the Trump tax cuts are helping just about everyone. Published January 28, 2018

Chart to accompany Moore article of Jan. 22, 2018.

The Democrats' fiscal trap

With all the talk about a possible government shutdown due to an impasse on immigration reform, no one seems to be paying attention to a story of even bigger long-term consequence. Congress is preparing a two-year budget that blows past bipartisan spending caps to the tune of $216 billion through 2019. These are the latest stunning tallies from an analysis by Congressional Quarterly. (See chart). Published January 21, 2018

Influence of Tax Rates Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why taxes matter after all

One premise of modern-day "progressives," is that taxes don't have much influence on how much and when people invest, how much they work and save, or where they live. Just Google "Taxes don't matter" and you will find scores of academic studies and news stories assuring us that taxes have little or no effect on behavior. Published January 14, 2018

Illustration on trash talking about President trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trash talking about Donald Trump

I will never forget my senior year in high school. We were playing our bitter and highly-rated rival in football and in the week before the game, the other team was trash talking us nonstop. They said we were too fat and too slow and too small to even keep the game close. "You suck, we're great, that's why we are going downstate," was their abusive chant. Then we went out and beat them something like 24-0. It was sweet and it sure shut them up. Published January 7, 2018