Sunday, September 13, 2020

Washington Post Economics Columnist Retires

Robert J. Samuelson, who has been an economics columnist for the Washington Post for decades, has announced his retirement.

This was published on Sunday:

Dear Readers,

It’s time to quit. Since coming to Washington in 1969 as a young reporter, I have written, by my crude calculation, about 2 million words, most of them columns for The Post, Newsweek and the National Journal. Some years ago, I promised myself that I wouldn’t overstay my welcome: I would not continue my column simply because I could. I’m almost 75. If I haven’t yet said what’s on my mind, I never will.

He was a bit humble in his goodbye, he also wrote: 

So far as I can tell, nothing that I have written has ever had the slightest effect on what actually happened.

I know for a fact that he was at least closely read by the Washington D.C. elite. Indeed, on more than one occasion, during discussions with former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubi, he pointed me to Samuelson columns that he thought were particularly insightful.  


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