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Beyond Krugman's "And That's Just the Way It Is"

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven G. Brant

The news media must start reporting which side's argument is correct, and stop reporting only the argument between the two sides itself.

Let's Call It "Pocketbook Populism"

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Time to take back "populism" from Teabaggers and Palinites who've kidnapped it to only mean less government and taxes. Democrats need to define a phrase and philosophy that tells Independents we're on your side.

Krugman: Deficit Hysteria Resembles Iraq War Scare Tactics

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These days it's hard to pick up a newspaper or turn on a news program without encountering stern warnings about the federal budget deficit. The defici...

Krugman: Deficit Hysteria Brings Back Memories Of Iraq War Groupthink

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These days it's hard to pick up a newspaper or turn on a news program without encountering stern warnings about the federal budget deficit. The defici...

Paul Krugman: What Obama Failed To Do In His First Year

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lately many people have been second-guessing the Obama administration's political strategy. The conventional wisdom seems to be that President Obama t...

Krugman: Health Care Reform Of Else

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health care reform hangs in the balance. Its fate rests with a handful of "centrist" senators -- senators who claim to be mainly worried about whether...

Paul Krugman: China, Climate Change

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison van Diggelen

"Climate change is the mother of all externalities ... left without any government intervention, we're going to par-boil the planet," says Krugman.

Krugman: Health Care Fight Shows The Senate Has Become Dangerously Dysfunctional | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was, however, a close-run thing. And the fact that it was such a close thing shows that the Senate -- and, therefore, the U.S. government as a whol...

Krugman: Financial Transactions Should Be Taxed

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Should we use taxes to deter financial speculation? Yes, say top British officials, who oversee the City of London, one of the world's two great banki...

Paul Krugman: It's Time For An Emergency Jobs Program

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So it's time for an emergency jobs program. How is a jobs program different from a second stimulus? It's a matter of priorities. The 2009 Obama sti...

Krugman: Paranoia Taking Over GOP

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last Thursday there was a rally outside the U.S. Capitol to protest pending health care legislation, featuring the kinds of things we've grown accusto...

My Climate Change Talk with Paul Krugman

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

In a recent interview, I asked Paul Krugman the question on many lips: Will climate legislation kill the economy?

Spending Up, Jobless Claims Down, But Still No Economic Recovery Yet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's good news and bad news today for the US economy. The good news is that consumer spending rose 0.7% last month, according to the Commerce Depar...

Krugman: What's Missing In Financial Reform | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reform, in other words, probably can't prevent either bad loans or bubbles. But it can do a great deal to ensure that bubbles don't collapse the finan...

Obama Jobs Summit Will Include Business Leaders: Google, Disney CEOs To Attend

New York Times | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The invitations went out just before Thanksgiving, but by the end of the holiday weekend the White House has confirmed that President Obama's jobs sum...

Krugman: Obama's Economic Half-Measures Could Cost Dems In 2010

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president, then, having failed to exploit his early opportunities, is pinned down in his too-small beachhead. If the Democrats lose badly in th...

Krugman: The Climate Cassandras

The New York Times | Paul Krugmab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Every once in a while I feel despair over the fate of the planet. If you've been following climate science, you know what I mean: the sense that we're...

Paul Krugman On Economy: "End Of World Postponed" By Stimulus | Kati Pohjanpalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The global economic downturn has probably hit bottom though the recovery will be "slow and painful," said Paul Krugman, the No...

Three Clues to the Economy and Disney World

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

Lately, I've been reflecting about my first visit to EPCOT at Disney World. Many of the countries exhibit their natural beauty. The U.S. highlights technology and its prowess in military victories.

Krugman: All That Stands In Way Of Universal Health Care Is Greed, | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So we can do this. At this point, all that stands in the way of universal health care in America are the greed of the medical-industrial complex, the ...

Krugman: If You Aren't Outraged, You Aren't Paying Attention

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans are angry at Wall Street, and rightly so. First the financial industry plunged us into economic crisis, then it was bailed out at taxpayer e...

Reagan Didn't Do It

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Ronald Reagan's signing off on legislation easing mortgage requirements back in 1982 pales in comparison to the damage wrought 15 years later.

Krugman: World Economy Stabilizing

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The world economy has avoided "utter catastrophe" and industrialized countries could register growth this year, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Kru...

Marcus Baram

Krugman Won't Comment On Off-The-Record Dinner With Obama | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nobel-Prize-winning economists Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz have been persistent critics of the bailout, serving as thorns in the side of Presiden...

Matthew Palevsky

World's Top Economists Agree: The Global Recession Will Continue | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- "As you might have realized by now, we're in a difficult situation," said billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros to a sold-o...