Stephen Moore is Senior Economics Writer for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal and a member of the Journal’s editorial board. He is also an economic commentator for CNBC TV, where he appears twice weekly, and for Fox News Channel, where he comments regularly on economic and fiscal policy issues. He is a frequent lecturer before business, investment, and university audiences around the world on the U.S. economic and political outlook in Washington, D.C.
From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Moore served as founder and President of the Club for Growth, a 55,000-member organization dedicated to helping elect free-market, tax-cutting candidates to Congress. During his tenure, the Club for Growth became one of the most influential and respected political organizations in the nation. During 2003–2004, the Club raised nearly $22 million for Republican congressional and Senate candidates, making it the largest single money-raiser for Republican candidates outside the party itself.
In 2007, Moore received the Ronald Reagan “Great Communicator” award from the Republican Party for his advancement of economic understanding. Mr. Moore served as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee under then-Chairman Dick Armey of Texas, advising Mr. Armey on budget, tax, and competitiveness issues. He was also an architect of the famous Armey flat tax proposal.
From 1983 through 1987, Mr. Moore served as Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs at The Heritage Foundation. He has worked for two presidential commissions. In 1988, he was Special Consultant to the National Economic Commission. In 1987, he was Research Director for President Ronald Reagan’s Commission on Privatization.
Mr. Moore is the author of six books, including the recently released Who’s the Fairest of Them All?: The Truth about Opportunity, Taxes, and Wealth in America and The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy—If We Let It Happen, which was a nominee for the F. A. Hayek book award in 2009. His books also include It’s Getting Better All the Time: The 100 Greatest Trends of the Last Century and Government: America’s Number One Growth Industry. Mr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds an M.A. in economics from George Mason University.