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Paul Krugman Misunderstands Bernie Sanders

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Krugman is one of the few prominent writers on economic and political issues who has, on a number of occasions, admitted when he was mistaken, and forthrightly changed his position. I hope that he will reconsider his ideas in this case.

Krugman: Things 'Almost Surely Will Be Worse' Under Boehner's Replacement

NYTimes | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
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John Boehner was a terrible, very bad, no good speaker of the House. Under his leadership, Republicans pursued an unprecedented strategy of scorched-e...

David Brock on Target Again in 'Killing the Messenger'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The book should be required reading by members of the media. It might get them to think twice as they are preparing what will be endless columns on Clinton until the election.

'Crank Economics, Crank Science, Crank Foreign Policy'

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
M.W. Jacobs

Rather than rethink their policy positions and change accordingly, the GOP has hunkered down and now operates with the psychological dynamics of a cult, a besieged sect huddled around unquestioned truths.

Leave the Ballot Blank -- The Greek Choice for Europe

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

Greece should refuse a false choice by turning in a blank ballot. Refuse in this way the elite-mongering decisionism from which this scandalous insult to voting arises. Let it all go down. Around that the leaders and negotiators will have to adjust. Maybe then some small and sober and unexpected light will appear.

A Fist Fight at the New York Times?

Anthony Biglan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Anthony Biglan

Jonathon Chait seems to be trying to get a fist fight going at the New York Times. He claims in New York Magazine that a recent column by Paul Krugman was actually an attack on David Brooks.

Dr. Krugman Meets Dr. Fox

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Dr. Paul Krugman, the hyper-productive New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate, has produced a flood of fiscal factoids. He argues that the only way to put the major economies around the world back on track is to "stimulate" them via deficit-financed government spending.

Krugman: We Should 'Soak The Rich'

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business

Paul Krugman is on board with some other top economists who say that the U.S. should tax top earners up to 90 percent. "What you really should want...

E.U. Austerity, You Must Be Kidding

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

The leading political lights in Europe -- Messrs. Hollande, Valls and Macron in France and Mr. Renzi in Italy -- are raising a big stink about fiscal austerity. They don't like it. And now Greece has jumped on the anti-austerity bandwagon.

Prof. Krugman Snared By 364 Trap

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

In his New York Times column of September 15, Paul Krugman pleas for open-mindedness and reason. From whence did Prof. Krugman convert from his embrace of dogmatism?

Latvia, the Country Prof. Krugman Loves to Hate, Wins 1st Prize

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Latvia, a country Paul Krugman loves to hate, takes the prize for the least miserable of the former Soviet Union countries in this sub-ranking.

Paul Krugman Trolls Bitcoin Fans. Guess What Happens Next.

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.30.2013 | Business

The first rule of Bitcoin is never joke about Bitcoin. Paul Krugman learned this the hard way. The Nobel Prize-winning economist wrote a blog post ...

Krugman Responds To Ferguson. Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman is giving Niall Ferguson the silent treatment. Sort of. “Some readers have been asking when I’m going to reply to certain rants a...

Awakening From the American Dream

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

America is the land of the "American Dream." And yet, recent research shows that social mobility is not a vibrant as a Horatio Alger novel implies.

Krugman: 'The Fed Was Foolish Here'

Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

The Federal Reserve made a big mistake when it spoke of tapering bond purchases earlier this month, Paul Krugman wrote in a blog post Sunday morning. ...

Krugman Slams Harvard Economist's Defense Of The 1 Percent

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman thinks Harvard economist Greg Mankiw forgot an important detail in his new paper, "Defending The One Percent": Social inequality just kee...

Paul Krugman Busts Bitcoins

Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

Though there are many enthusiasts cheering the rise of the virtual currency, bitcoin, experts already declared similar products foolish as early as 17...

Krugman: Obama Budget Strategy 'Will Almost Surely Fail'

Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Add Paul Krugman to the list of liberals upset with Barack Obama’s budget proposal. The Nobel Prize-winning economist wrote in a blog post Wedne...

Krugman Questions Thatcher's Legacy

Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

It was only a matter of time before Paul Krugman jumped into the Thatcher-legacy ring. The Nobel Prize-winning economist wrote in a Monday night bl...

Krugman's Four Dangerous Fiscal Fables

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

There are four dangerous fiscal fables afloat. Paul Krugman, who has been pleading for more deficit spending on a continuous basis in his New York Times column, is hawking all four fables. Pity our children if our policymakers continue to take his views seriously.

Joe Scarborough And Paul Krugman's Big Battle

Posted 03.04.2013 | Media

Joe Scarborough and Paul Krugman will face off over the debt crisis on Monday night's "Charlie Rose." Politico Playbook reported on the "smackdown"...

Alan Blinder's After the Music Stopped

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Robert Teitelman

Overall, he does a fine job explaining things, which is what you would expect. He adopts a tone like the most sociable guy at a cocktail party (meaning, he's not Krugman, who's the argumentative one in the corner), trying to explain, but doing so in an easygoing way that won't scare anyone off.

Boost the Minimum Wage

Jonathan Diamond | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Diamond

In terms of the broader benefit to society, occasional, incremental increases to the base wage to assure that the working poor have a way to keep from slipping even further behind, is in society's long term interest.

Who Said That Treasury Secretaries Have to Come From Wall Street? How About Paul Krugman?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The renowned actor and human rights activist Danny Glover has launched a petition to the president for him to nominate Paul Krugman for secretary of the treasury. It's worth signing.

Paul Krugman: Focus On Deficit Is 'Destructive'

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

Economist Paul Krugman has long been critical of the GOP's handling of the debt crisis, even accusing the Republican party of taking the country hosta...