Commentary | Craig Gurian | Aging, Economy, Population
February 1, 2011 — Too many old people. Or, at least, too many old people as a percentage of the population. That’s the message we hear all around us. As the the Global Aging Initiative, a...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Government services, Media, Politics
January 25, 2011 — This could be a commentary on how clearly two New York Times reporters revealed their own policy premises in a Jan. 21 story that reported poll findings on the deficit and other...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Government services, Taxes
January 11, 2011 — It’s hard to find a big-state governor who is not sounding a call for “shared sacrifice.” It’s even harder to find one who really means it. Almost a year ago, New Jersey’s Chris...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Civil rights, Federalism, Housing
December 21, 2010 — Opposition to lawful federal authority has had a long and ugly history, from South Carolina’s secession 150 years ago this week, to massive resistance to integration in modern day...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Taxes
December 9, 2010 — Either I give in or “folks” get hurt, says the President at his Pearl Harbor Day press conference. There was no other way the President could get any stimulus, say those...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Environment
November 23, 2010 — Across a range of issues, Americans seem to have a very long fuse. Make it impossible to support a family on one income? No problem. Keep real wages effectively flat for more than...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Income inequality, Politics, Taxes
November 9, 2010 —  Would an extension of tax cuts for the wealthy represent a “compromise” in any real respect? Not if “compromise” still means a “settlement of a dispute that is reached by each...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | NYC, Politics
October 26, 2010 — The sordid tale of how New York City’s Mayor, City Council Speaker, and a majority of City Council members overrode the twice-expressed decision of City voters that their officials...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Markets
October 19, 2010 — Everywhere one turns, one reads about the need to reassure markets. On Saturday, for example, Dow Jones Newswires ran a brief story about the cost of insuring U.S. Treasury...view
Commentary | Craig Gurian | Education
October 12, 2010 —Yesterday’s New York Times carried Jennifer Medina’s extended reporting on the profound flaws in the standardized English and math tests of which New York City Mayor Michael...view