08/26/2011 09:59 am ET Updated Oct 26, 2011

Krugman: Political Intimidation Killing Recovery's 'Last Remaining Hope'

As I write this, investors around the world are anxiously awaiting Ben Bernanke’s speech at the annual Fed gathering at Jackson Hole, Wyo. They want to know whether Mr. Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, will unveil new policies that might lift the U.S. economy out of what is looking more and more like a quasi-permanent state of depressed demand and high unemployment.

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