May 16, 2019 9:00 am MDTJay Evensen: If we followed this Bible story, how would the economy be different? If Joseph of the Old Testament really had told Pharaoh to rack up debt, which in those days probably would have meant eating like there was no tomorrow, he probably would have ended up back in the dungeon when the famine came.
Jay Evensen is the senior editorial columnist for the Deseret News. He has been on the editorial board since 1994. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Deseret News, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and United Press International in New York City, covering a wide range of subjects from crime to politics. His weekly column on politics and social issues has won numerous local, regional and national awards. Jay Evensen graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a B.A. In journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. He was a fellow of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland in 1992. His work was recognized with an award by the John Templeton Foundation in 2006 for the editorial treatment of human virtue and its importance in the life of our society and country. His employer nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for a series of editorials on drunken driving. Jay is a member of the SDX Foundation Board, an arm of the Society of Professional Journalists. He served six years on the national governing board of SPJ. He also is a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers. He lives in South Jordan, Utah, with his wife, Kirsti. They have five children and two grandchildren.
May 6, 2019 9:00 am MDTJay Evensen: Why Biden should tweak his campaign slogan A lighthearted look at news of the day.
May 2, 2019 9:00 am MDTJay Evensen: Why rosy predictions of a cashless America haven't come true A classic mistake when predicting the future is to assume that some great change in the way people live will change human nature itself. Another is to forget to apply the rules of the present that are not likely to change.
May 1, 2019 9:00 am MDTJay Evensen: Why Utahns are so susceptible to fraud A razor-fine line exists between having a belief in the basic goodness of others and leaving yourself too vulnerable. Many people in Utah, struggling to look for the divinity in others, want to avoid having their inclination to love “wax cold.”
Apr 29, 2019 9:00 am MDTJay Evensen: Self-driving cars aren't what Tesla should focus on A lighthearted look at news of the day.