Leading Economist and Historian Joins The Fiscal Times

Jun 07, 2010, 09:00 ET from The Fiscal Times

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce Bartlett, leading American historian, economist and political columnist has joined The Fiscal Times as a columnist and daily blogger. The announcement was made today by Jacqueline Leo, editor in chief of The Fiscal Times, a recently launched digital news, opinion and media publication covering a broad range of fiscal, economic and political issues.

Mr. Bartlett has been a columnist for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate. His writing often focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. His new blog, Bartlett's Notations, will provide commentary on the latest fiscal policy news from Washington to Wall Street and also identify important government and academic studies and other news reports, blogs and columns. Mr. Bartlett's column will appear every Friday on The Fiscal Times website.

"We are thrilled to have Bruce join our team of distinguished writers," said Ms. Leo. "With his accomplished and notable career in the area of politics, economics and journalism, Bruce brings truly unique insights and expertise on fiscal policy reporting and analysis. TFT is pleased to add Bruce to our growing roster of outstanding bloggers and journalists, and looks forward to the distinct contributions he will bring to our publication."

"I could not be more pleased to join The Fiscal Times team," said Bartlett. "It is clear that the country, Washington and media industry itself is in dire need of unbiased and high quality reporting on fiscal policy issues. Everyone is hungry for a trusted source of information that ties together the major economic and political issues facing our lives today, and I am honored to join the team that is taking a lead in providing this service."

Mr. Bartlett will be working with veteran journalist Eric Pianin, TFT's Washington editor who runs the D.C. bureau.  

"As Washington and the rest of the country becomes increasingly immersed in highly complex and critical fiscal policy debate, TFT will continue to build its expert staff and remains fully committed to providing the highest quality of reporting and insight on fiscal policy news," Mr. Pianin said. "Bruce is an exceptional addition to what we think is already one of the leading teams in media covering fiscal and political news.

The Fiscal Times currently has a distinguished roster of premier columnists, analysts, and bloggers including:

  • Edmund L. Andrews, former economics reporter for The New York Times
  • Ann Dowd, former Washington bureau chief for Fortune and Money magazines
  • Merrill Goozner, health care blogger and former Asian correspondent and chief financial writer for the Chicago Tribune
  • Eric Schurenberg, editor in chief of CBS BNET
  • Tom Herman, former  tax policy writer for The Wall Street Journal
  • James Cooper, former BusinessWeek columnist

About The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times is an editorially independent media enterprise –  written, edited and produced by experienced professional journalists – providing an array of original reporting and analysis, curated content from other leading partner publications, and research data important to understanding government policy and economics. The Fiscal Times is devoted to comprehensive quality reporting on vital fiscal, budgetary, health care and international economic issues. TFT, funded by Peter G. Peterson,  is part of a new era of independently supported non-partisan journalism, and emerges in part out of the increased demand for ongoing news coverage of fiscal policy in the wake of one of the worst recessions in history. TFT works to present fair, accurate and balanced reporting and serve as an honest broker in sorting through a broad range of viewpoints.


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