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.
It's apparent to anyone who wishes to look that tomorrow's workforce will be dramatically different than the long term employer-employee model of the past.
During a recent visit to Porto Alegre, my hometown in Brazil, I went to the supermarket for groceries. As my turn at the checkout approached my phon...
If you've watched the Democratic debates (I feel your pain if you've suffered through the rancor of the Republican ones), you've probably noticed something else about Bernie Sanders: he's tough, but he's not a gutter fighter.
What's really causing the growing gap between haves and have-nots? Is it mechanical market forces? Outsourcing? Real estate?
When it comes to money, it's not intelligence or education that holds back the average person from getting rich. It's the middle-class beliefs about money that keeps them struggling to survive in a world of abundance.
Robert J. Gordon, an economist at Northwestern University has recently published an important new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, which argues that the U.S. has entered a new age of stagnation. Paul Krugman has a good review of the book here.
Some mock Bernie's identification as a "Democratic Socialist," while others lament his supposed policy deficiencies. The critics miss the point. Sanders is running to call attention to a national emergency: the influence of money on politics, and economic inequality in general.
Pragmatism can be a legitimate reason to compromise, to accept incremental progress that falls short of an unachievable ideal. It can also be a pretext to defeat achievable reforms without an honest debate.
I was curious about what interim CEOs actually do. To this end, I recently sat down with Richard Lindenmuthm, author of The Outside the Box Executive. He's been an interim CEO in a number of industries and serves as the Chairman of the Association of Interim Executives.
With some warning indications emerging in the economy, it is helpful to understand the potential effects this may have. Yet, one must caution their self before assuming a conclusion, for indications only produce predictions.
If Bernie captures the nomination, then what does his "political revolution" look like? Arguably, whether he wins or loses the nomination, our task will be roughly the same.
Sweden has a long tradition of promoting free and open trade. Our prosperity as a nation has extensively been built upon our trade with the rest of the world.
The modern, global economy lives by one rule: faster is better. As technology breakthroughs and innovations take hold, the world's markets demand efficiency, fluidity and speed. Nations that fail to keep up watch as other countries reap the benefits.
If we don't address the growing gap between rich and poor, our political structures and our economy will continue to fray, robbing us of both the funds and the political will to address climate change.