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Stephen Moore

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.

Columns by Stephen Moore

FDA Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

FDA banning menthol cigarettes will backfire

One of the most enduring lessons of American history is that the banning of liquor sales and consumption ("the noble experiment") was a colossal failure. Published November 6, 2023

Census Bureau Cannot Count Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Census favored blue states after all

Last year, on these pages, the two of us raised the red flag on erroneous counts of state populations in the 2020 decennial Census. Published May 30, 2022

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