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Cornel West Strikes Back At Paul Krugman: He Got My Obama Critique 'Wrong'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman doesn't seem to get Cornel West's critique of President Obama, West told HuffPost Live on Wednesday. In ...

A Sick Job Market -- and How to Cure It

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Something is horribly wrong with both America's employment situation and with the way we measure it. In case you missed the news, the economy generated just 74,000 payroll jobs in December, but the unemployment rate dropped by three tenths of a percentage point, from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent. How can that be? Simple: more and more people have just given up looking for work. The percentage of prime age people in the active work force is now just 62.8 percent, the lowest since 1978, a time when far fewer women worked . And the proportion of long term unemployed remains stuck at historic highs.

Austerity on the Ropes: How Krugman Is Winning the Battle and Obama Is Losing the War

Richard Brodsky | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

In comes Paul Krugman of the New York Times. Almost single-handedly he has made the case for stimulus and investment, and disemboweled the idea that spending cuts will get us out of this long, slow glide to economic oblivion.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Paul Krugman Makes Pessimistic Prediction About Obama's Second Term | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Paul Krugman doesn't have high hopes for President Barack Obama's second term. The Nobel Prize-winning economist said at an event at th...

Save Social Security: Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Why not Paul Krugman? He has a Nobel prize in Economics. He's proven his ability to communicate economic knowledge to the multitude. And he's a fierce opponent of cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits, and the austerity dogma more generally.

Krugman: Obama Could 'Go Down In History As The Wimp'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman is not happy with President Barack Obama. The New York Times columnist slammed Obama in a blog post Wednesday for his handling of the ...

Paul Krugman To Democrats: Don't Sell Out

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

Paul Krugman warns that the ascent of the Democratic Party could be short-lived if they betray their base. "The Democrats now look like the natural...

Paul Krugman: Obama Reelection A Victory For The 'Real America'

Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Paul Krugman would like to welcome you to the “Real America.” The New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist wrote in an early...

Does Size Matter? Simon Johnson vs. Paul Krugman on Whether to Break Up "Too Big to Fail" Banks

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Miles Mogulescu

Paul Krugman and Simon Johnson are two of my favorite economic commentators, but when it comes to the issue of breaking up mega-banks, they take dramatically opposing positions.

Paul Krugman On 'Republican Death Trip': This Opposition Cannot Be Appeased

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I am in this race because I don't want to see us spend the next year re-fighting the Washington battles of the 1990s. I don't want to pit Blue Americ...

The Lefty Doom Brigade: Rich, Krugman, Dowd -- Please Shut Up!

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Give our new president a chance! You all live here too don't you? If our man fails do you all have some island to go to the rest of us don't know about?

Dear Mr President: Please Read Your Blogs -- (It's Not Like Eating Your Spinach)

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It would be a bit disturbing if a president who has said he wants to hear the widest range of opinions on important issues would want to dismiss those who write blog posts.

Krugman: 'The Obama Administration Is Dithering' On Banks

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his column today, Nobel laureate economist and intermittent critic of the Obama administration, accuses the President and his economic team of "dit...

Krugman: The Case For Nationalization

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Comrade Greenspan wants us to seize the economy's commanding heights. O.K., not exactly. What Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman -- ...

Help Wanted: Swedish Model to Kill Off Zombie Banks

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Miles Mogulescu

In order not to spook markets, Obama and a small team of financial commandos needs to orchestrate a sneak attack on the Zombie Banks.

Krugman: 'Obama's Victory Feels Like Defeat'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the New York Times, Paul Krugman wonders why President Obama's stimulus win doesn't feel like one: By any normal political standards, this week's...

Krugman: Obama Preparing More Bailouts For Bank Industry 'Bunglers'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Question: what happens if you lose vast amounts of other people's money? Answer: you get a big gift from the federal government -- but the president s...

With Crisis Comes The Opportunity Of Accelerated Social Change

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

Paul Krugman: Don't underestimate the influence of people who can treat a congressman to luxurious dinners.

Obama Right to Reassure Wall Street Markets With Rubinauts But Also Needs Econ Advisors Who Stand for Main Street

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We can only hope that Obama balances the smart Rubinauts whom he has picked to lead his economic team with some equally smart pro-Main Street economic minds.

Say It Ain't So, Paul: Even the Great Krugman Is Lying about Florida

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

For Krugman to keep saying that the voters of Florida voted "in good faith" is a lie. Were they not informed that the Democratic Party was not going to count their votes?

Krugman Hits Obama Over Working-Class Voters

NY Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

fter Barack Obama's defeat in Pennsylvania, David Axelrod, his campaign manager, brushed it off: "Nothing has changed tonight in the basic physics of ...

Krugman: Obama Clinging To A Stereotype

NY Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Will Barack Obama's now famous "bitter" quote turn out to have been a big deal politically? Frankly, I have no idea. But here's a different question:...

Paul Krugman Attacks Obama On Electability

NY Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After their victory in the 2006 Congressional elections, it seemed a given that Democrats would try to make this year's presidential campaign another ...

Jason Linkins

Politico Continues To Push The Obama Support-As-Psychosis Meme | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don't just take the Politico's word for it. Plenty of people worry about Obamamania! You shouldn't doubt their concerns just because they coincidentally happen to be his political opponents.

Jason Linkins

Krugman Has Met The Enemy, And It Is Him | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ouroboros alert! Paul Krugman took to his increasingly ironically titled blog to bring you a live shot of the next (not-quite-as-great) unraveling. ...