James Pethokoukis, The Week

James Pethokoukis

The Week

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • The Week
  • AEI
Past:
  • NBC News
  • Business Insider
  • Vox
  • CNBC

Recent articles by James:

Trump just showed his hand in the trade war

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AEI

An economic lesson worth remembering: Communism was pretty terrible

Apparently the great lessons from the terrible history of centrally planned economies must be relearned. I mean, clearly the message isn’t getting... → Read More

AEI

Yeah, it looks like New York City made a big mistake spurning Amazon

Just how much did anti-Amazon backlash cost New York City? → Read More

AEI

Charging Amazon with having 'destroyed' American retail is a terrible reason for an antitrust investigation

American retail is alive and kicking, and US retail sales this year are expected to rise between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than . . . → Read More

One small step for man

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Can Democrats really beat the Trump economy in 2020?

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AEI

Is this a good US economy or not?

The surprisingly strong June jobs report is an awkward reality for Democrats hoping to take Trump’s place in the Oval Office come January 2021. Not only is the economy continuing to generate gobs of jobs, but the expansion is now in record territory. → Read More

Trump didn't fix the economy that Obama didn't break

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The future of sports gambling

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Trump's war on Big Tech is getting even dumber

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Josh Hawley's new tech bill would blow up the internet

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Why Washington's war on Big Tech will fizzle

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Why the fears of a U.S.-China tech cold war are overblown

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AEI

Jonathan Gruber on jump-starting America

On this episode, Safi Bahcall discusses how to incentivize companies to pursue transformative ideas and the role of federal research in innovation. → Read More

A sobering lesson for Silicon Valley

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Democrats are cornered on Trump's trade war. But there's a way out.

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Where do China trade talks go from here?

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How much credit does Trump deserve for the booming economy?

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Will the Trump economy doom the Democrats?

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Ray Dalio is wrong about capitalism

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