The important lessons we can learn from Denmark: Something Not Rotten in Denmark, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: No doubt surprising many of the people watching the Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders cited Denmark as a role model for...
Mike Konczal has picked up on my post responding to his piece on too big to fail. Just to give folks a quick orientation, the point of entry here was a Paul Krugman post saying that Dodd-Frank had largely ended too big to fail (TBTF),...Show More Summary
Financiers are doing whatever they can to elect a Republican, any Republican. Paul Krugman weighed in on the differences between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders when it comes to financial reform and regulation in Friday's column.Show More Summary
The New York Times columnist demonstrates why Wall Street has gone all-in for the GOP this campaign season
Paul Krugman used his column today to tell us that any Democrat in the White House will take a tough line on regulating Wall Street. I hope that he is right, but am a bit more skeptical given past associations. But beyond the speculation,...Show More Summary
We begin today's roundup with Paul Krugman: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had an argument about financial regulation during Tuesday’s debate — but it wasn’t about whether to crack down on banks. Instead, it was about whose plan was tougher. Show More Summary
Financial tycoons broke up with Democrats. Now they ? Republicans (or maybe they are just using them with their money): Democrats, Republicans and Wall Street Tycoons, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had an argument...
Krugman with a reality check: The Republican Party David Brooks imagines died with Ronald Reagan. David Brooks looked up this week and suddenly found himself disillusioned with the Republican Party, calling Republicans running for the...Show More Summary
Paul Krugman notes the correlation between getting tough on the financial industry and the flow of campaign cash. Some people argue this money doesn't much matter in terms of influencing elections, but the people giving it -- the ones so...
Krugman with a reality check: The Republican Party David Brooks imagines died with Ronald Reagan
Paul Krugman had a very insightful column in The New York Times analyzing representative Paul Ryan, the possible next Speaker of the House of Representatives, as just another in a long line of Republican con men! Ryan's sleight-of-hand...Show More Summary
Paul Krugman: Global Dovishness: Tim Duy points us to a striking speech by Lael Brainard, who recently joined the Fed Board of Governors, which takes a notably more dovish line than we’ve been hearing from Yellen and Fischer. Basically, Brainard...
IN A DESPERATE BID FOR RELEVANCE: NYCC 2015: Paul Krugman and Brad DeLong Ponder the ‘Star Trek’ Economy.
The question of the day is, “Is he dumb enough to do it?” — he being Paul Ryan and it being running for Speaker of the House. Ryan allegedly is considering his options today. As Paul Krugman points out in a column and blog post today, Ryan’s strength is that he’s the guy non-Republicans take […]
The economists took part in a New York Comic Con panel exploring what the utopian science fiction economy would look like in real life.
The "post-policy" Republicans are in dire need of a new 'moderate' face. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman mocked the Republican Party generally, and the House Freedom Caucus in particular, for begging Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan to fill the House leadership void by becoming the next speaker. Show More Summary
It has been puzzling many major economists, including Nobelist Paul Krugman, Obama advisor Larry Summers, and Minneapolis Fed Chair Narayan Kacherlakota, why Janet Yellen's Fed is still talking about raising interest rates when current...Show More Summary
Princeton University's long list of economics Nobels includes Christopher Sims (2011) for research in macro econometrics, Paul Krugman (2008) for work on international trade and economic geography, Daniel Kahneman (2002) for 'havingShow More Summary
The "post-policy" Republicans are looking for a few good con men
Why is Paul Ryan under so much pressure to become speaker, and why would he be wise to resist?: The Crazies and the Con Man, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: How will the chaos that the crazies, I mean...