Since the onset of the global economic crisis, policymakers and media pundits have resisted using the "D" word, instead preferring terms such as the "Great Recession."
The criticism expressed by the pundits on the slate of Republican presidential wannabes has been quite fierce -- from the Left and from the Right. Ju...
Having listed the most overrated things about 2010 and the entire previous decade, it's now time to look back on the vintage year of 2011 - a year whe...
The man Paul Krugman describes as "a stupid man's idea of what a smart person sounds like" is having his brief turn atop the Republican polls, so it's necessary once again to contrast Newt's self-serving fantasies with actual facts from the real world.
Double the top tax rate! It's time for those who have benefited from our system to pull their own weight again. Or as politicians used to say but don't seem to anymore, "From whom much is given, much is expected."
So what do you do when financial analysts are warning that housing prices are headed for a "triple dip," the second largest Swiss Bank (Credit Suisse)...
It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.
Do teen crushes ever really go away? Or does our judgment get better?
It isn't consumer debt, as much as the lack of income that has prevented consumers from spending enough to boost economic growth.
Let us listen to Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts Senator in her campaign to reoccupy Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. The principles she espouses to restore the middle class will actually restore economic growth as well, if carried out.
Whether or not the the #Occupy Wall Street protesters explicitly adopt policy proposals or only generate political energy for the spirit of them, the Krugman/Stiglitz Army is at last on the march.
As was entirely predictable, once Obama stood up for taxing the rich folk a wee bit more, the Republicans fired back with what they think is the biggest weapon in their arsenal: screaming "Class warfare!"
No question about it that 9/11 was an atrocious horror and the first responders were heroes. But what happened after 9/11 was perhaps a greater horr...
Dr. Krugman, I do not understand how your model of citizenship standing outside the legislative chambers is relevant to the members standing on the inside when you -- the citizen -- do not constitutionally require the members to do anything.
Every politico and some economists are using the deficit debate -- how much spending to cut versus stimulus spending to create jobs -- to really disguise the fact that there are two deficits.
Despite Ron Paul's "strong" second-place finish, our great pundits have dismissed him, and Bachmann is a darling while he is a pariah. Bachmann and Paul -- if there is a difference, it is one without a distinction.