Paul Krugman: 'Economy Desperately Needs A Short-Run Fix' 08/12/2011 09:48 am ET | Updated Oct 12, 2011 366 Paul Krugman New York Times For what we’re seeing now is what happens when influential people exploit a crisis rather than try to solve it. Read more on New York Times More: Barack Obama Unemployment Republicans Deficit The Fed FOLLOW BUSINESS facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Business HuffPost Business HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.