Amity Shlaes is an American author and columnist who writes about politics from a conservative free market perspective. She has been a columnist for Bloomberg News, the Financial Times, and Forbes magazine, and is a regular contributor to the public radio financial news show Marketplace. She has been the op-ed editor of The Wall Street Journal and was a member of the paper’s editorial board. She has also written for The New Yorker, The American Spectator, Commentary, and Foreign Affairs, among others.
Shlaes has been married to fellow journalist Seth Lipsky since 1998, and the couple have four children. She has a degree in English from Yale University, and attended the Freie Universitaet Berlin on a DAAD fellowship.