Jason Riley is an opinion columnist at The Wall Street Journal, where his column, Upward Mobility, has run since 2016. He is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and provides television commentary for various news outlets. After joining the Journal in 1994, he was named a senior editorial writer in 2000 and a member of the editorial board in 2005. Riley He also speaks frequently on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He is the host of the just released film biography of Thomas Sowell and the author of the book, “Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell” (2021).
Riley has also written other books, including “Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders (2008), which argues for a more free-market-oriented U.S. immigration policy; Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed (2014), which discusses the track record of government efforts to help the black underclass; and False Black Power? (2017), an assessment of why black political success has not translated into more economic success. He has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News. Riley holds a B.A. in English from SUNY-Buffalo.
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