Articles by James Freeman, WSJ

Obama Economic Advisor Skeptical of Growth Projections

On Wednesday the White House released the annual Economic Report of the President. No surprise, Democrats like Jason Furman, who served as the top economic adviser in the Obama White House, say President Trump’s economic forecasts are much too optimistic. Mr. Trump says that his tax cuts and deregulation will restore robust growth and Mr. Furman calls the Trump growth estimates “absurd.” The national press corps, which spends a good deal of time cataloging every inaccurate statement from Mr. Trump, may be particularly receptive to the Furman message. But as they dig into this issue, they ought to give some credit…


Tax Reform Bill: The February Surprise

What is the New York Times going to say when voters see their taxes go down and their wages go up? Unable to stop pro-growth tax reform, many media folk have consoled themselves with persuading middle-income Americans that there’s little in it for them. This may go down as the most misleading political message since President Obama told insured patients that his health plan had nothing to do with changing their coverage. And it will have a much shorter shelf-life. Typical of the genre, a New York Times editorial claims, “The tax bill’s generosity toward real estate titans stands in…