James Freeman

James Freeman

Assistant editor, editorial page, The Wall Street Journal


James Freeman is assistant editor of The Wall Street Journal's editorial page and author of the weekday Best of the Web column. He is the co-author of "Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts and Bailouts at Citi," recognized as a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Financial Times Business Book of the Month. He is a contributor to the Fox News Channel and a host of "Deep Dive" on Fox Nation. Before joining the Journal in September 2007, James served as investor advocate at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he encouraged the transformation of financial reporting technology to benefit individual investors. He is a graduate of Yale.

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Best of the Web

Forecasting Media Panic

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A new task for academics in the prediction business.

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‘Who Pays For This?’

28365365体育投注April 17, 2020 04:40 pm ET

Turns out there really is a way in which the virus shutdown is like World War II.

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South Dakota vs. Coronavirus

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Statewide shutdown is not the only way to protect public health.

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Death Takes a Holiday

28365365体育投注April 13, 2020 06:00 pm ET

A widely-followed model for predicting virus impact yields another bizarre forecast.

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Bye Bye Bernie

April 10, 2020 06:15 pm ET

In these troubled times, America ruling out a socialist candidate is cause for optimism.

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Now They Tell Us

April 9, 2020 04:48 pm ET

Virus mortality forecasts decline as economic misery skyrockets.

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The Big Virus Short

28365365体育投注April 7, 2020 02:27 pm ET

Are we witnessing an historic bubble in advice from public-health experts?

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