Peter Roff

America needs to get moving on blockchain
From the sublime to the ridiculous, America invents. That’s put us in a position to lead the transformation of the marketplace many times, most recently by our rapid adoption of e-commerce. Instead, we’re hesitating...
Why is Joe Biden out to kill the U.S. Steel deal?
Not too long ago, the name U. Steel was symbolic of America’s industrial might. Or maybe it just seemed like it was. But after decades of economic upheaval, recession, and increased competition from Asia, it has a chance to be revived....
Did we learn anything from COVID?
The lockdowns instituted during the COVID pandemic were only supposed to last a few days. Two weeks turned into three, then months. Schools were closed, disrupting the education of millions of children...
It’s time to defuse the public pension time bomb
Across the states, America's public employee pension plans are a ticking, insolvent time bomb...
On environmental investing, Main Street speaks and Wall Street responds
When you’re responsible for other people’s money, mixing it with morality is a mistake. Wall Street learned this the hard way...
Who runs America? Survey says…
If you haven’t figured it out yet, the red states differ from the blue ones. And the rich, as F Scott Fitzgerald put it, are different from the rest of us. Jamie Dimon, J...
Medicare prescription price controls will hurt seniors
The inflationary spiral that drove prices up during the first years of the Biden administration has ended. The bad news is we’re still paying more for too many things even as real wages underwent a prolonged decline...
Congress needs to take action, or your taxes will be going up
The latest data suggests a drop in energy prices may have tamed the inflation monster. What people think and what the data shows don’t always sync up...
Wall Street and the overdue ‘green agenda’ market correction
It's time to acknowledge that investments made based on ESG considerations – environmental policy, social justice concerns, and corporate governance issues – did not kick off the boom many Wall Streeters predicted it would...
A U.S. agency you’ve never heard of is destroying innovation
Recent and expected Supreme Court rulings regarding the authority of federal regulators have put the regulatory bureaucracy in the spotlight. Some, like the U. International Trade Commission, are begging to have their wings clipped...
Reform the FDA before it kills us
The human capacity for processing information is limited. It's not that the voters are dumb, far from it...
Price controls pad health industry profits
Though policymakers are seldom willing to admit it, some policy ideas are so dumb they should only be mentioned as examples of what not to do. However, just behind that is the idea that government price controls work...

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Peter Roff is a media fellow at the Trans-Atlantic Leadership Network, a former columnist for U.S. News and World Report, and senior political writer for United Press International. Contact Roff at [email protected].