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Paul Krugman: The Twinkie Manifesto

The good old days hold lessons for today: The Twinkie Manifesto, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The Twinkie... will forever be identified with the 1950s... And the demise of Hostess has unleashed a wave of baby boomer nostalgia...
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Nostalgianomics, again

Academics / Political Science : Cato @ Liberty

By Brink Lindsey The apparent demise of iconic edible kitsch producer Hostess Brands sends Paul Krugman into a wistful reverie in his most recent column. Ah, the good old days of the 1950s — when Krugman was young and Wonder Bread w...

Twinkie Nostalgia

Politics / US Politics : The Moderate Voice

The demise of the Twinkie, Paul Krugman writes, has unleashed a wave of nostalgia for the 1950?s — a world many conservatives think of as a Golden Age. But, Krugman writes, the economic policies of the ’50?s were a lot different tha...

Paul Krugman: A Moveable Glut

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What' causing so much instability in the world economy? A Moveable Glut, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: What caused Friday’s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much.... Still, investors are...

Krugman: The Twinkie Manifesto

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog

Paul Krugman: The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when Hostess popularized the brand by sponsoring The Howdy Doody Show. A...

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Twinkies and American decline

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Paul Krugman at The New York Times in The Twinkie Manifesto: [T]he demise of Hostess has unleashed a wave of baby boomer nostalgia for a seemingly more innocent time. Needless to say, it wasn’t really innocent. But the ’50s—the Twin...


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