Heritage Hires WSJ's Stephen Moore as Chief Economist

Katie Pavlich

1/21/2014 8:00:00 AM - Katie Pavlich

The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore is headed back to the Heritage Foundation as chief economist for the powerful think tank with a goal of advancing policies that will help the United States maintain its standing as a global superpower. Moore worked at the Heritage Foundation during the Reagan years from 1983 to 1987.

Heritage's Foundry Editor in Chief Rob Bluey has the exclusive details.

Moore said he chose Heritage because he’s philosophically aligned with the think tank’s policy agenda and wants to have a real impact on policy debates.
“I really wanted to be on the front line of the policy debate and I thought Heritage would be the perfect place for that,” Moore told The Foundry. “I honestly believe that Heritage is the most influential of the think tanks in Washington. I don’t think there’s really any question about that.”


Moore describes President Obama as a massive failure economically and is hoping to discredit liberal ideas in order to get the economy working at full speed again.

Earlier this month, new economic numbers continued to show the anemic status of job growth in America as more people continue to leave the labor force.

You can read more about Moore's big move here.