Samuelson, Robert J(acob)

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SAMUELSON, Robert J(acob)

SAMUELSON, Robert J(acob). American, b. 1945. Genres: Essays. Career: Washington Post, Washington, DC, reporter, 1969-73; free-lance writer and reporter, Washington, DC, 1973-76; National Journal, Washington, DC, reporter and columnist, 1976-84; columnist, Newsweek and Washington Post, 1984-. Publications: The Numbskull Factor: The Decline of Common Sense in America, 1993; The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995, 1996. Contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Times Books, 201 East 50th St., New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.