Do "we now have a world economy destined to seesaw between bubbles and depression"?: Talking Troubled Turkey, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: O.K., who ordered that? With everything else going on, the last thing we needed was a new...
Some Democrats seem to think that the very fact “inequality” even exists should be enough to lure the entire nation to the progressive cause. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, in a recent piece imploring President Barack Obama to...Show More Summary
Scott Sumner declares that I would have been the winner.
Marcus Nunes already did a post on this, but now that the GDP numbers for 2013 are in it’s official, Greg Mankiw won by a landslide. Here’s Mankiw back in 2009: Paul Krugman suggests that my skepticism about the administration’s growth forecast over the next few years is somehow “evil.” Well, Paul, if you are so confident in […]
NY Times far left crank Paul Krugman questioned Republican Tom Coburn’s claim that he lost his cancer doctor due to Obamacare. Coburn made the announcement this week. Krugman called it “garbage.” The Daily Caller reported: New York Times columnist and … Continue reading ?
Paul Krugman comments on the SOTU:... I think the fading of the deficit both in reality and as an issue is important... Obama isn’t afraid of the big bad deficit any more, and he knows that there won’t be...
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(Credit: Heather) The best thing anyone can say about Rep. McMorris-Rodgers' response to the President's State of the Union address is that it wasn't a disaster. That's not saying much. If you enjoy being spoken to like you're very, very slow, I suppose it gets a C- for delivery. Show More Summary
In his recent Times column, Paul Krugman writes: Rising inequality has obvious economic costs: stagnant wages despite rising productivity, rising debt that makes us more vulnerable to financial crisis. It also has big social and human costs. Show More Summary
Paul Krugman: Money and Class: My post on Americans starting to recognize class realities has brought some predictable reactions, which I’d place under two headings: (1) “But they have cell phones!” and (2) it’s about how you behave, not how...
Paul Krugman is reraising a common and key insight into poverty which is not well captured by federal poverty guidelines: By security, I mean that you have enough resources and backup that the ordinary emergencies of life won’t plunge you into the abyss. This means having decent health insurance, reasonably stable employment, and enough financial [Read more...]
There has been plenty of well-deserved derision directed at the billionaire fretting in the Wall Street Journal that the super-duper-rich like him are headed for concentration camps. Paul Krugman fires an AK47 into the world’s smallest barrel here; while Josh Marshall has a must-read. Josh is actually trying to understand rather than simply excoriate the […]
Paul Krugman at The New York Times writes—Paranoia of the Plutocrats: Extreme inequality, it turns out, creates a class of people who are alarmingly detached from reality—and simultaneously gives these people great power. The example...Show More Summary
Welcoming the hatred: Paranoia of the Plutocrats, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times:...billionaire investor Tom Perkins... in a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal,... lamented public criticism of the “one percent” — and compared such criticism...
Paul Krugman: Obama and the One Percent: Another week, another outburst by a one-percenter comparing progressive taxation to Nazi atrocities. I particularly liked the end: Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent “progressive” radicalism unthinkable now? Because it’s just...
Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog) Lunchtime Must-Read: Economist Review of Brynjolfsson and McAfee Lunchtime Must-Read: When Someone Says Paul Krugman Called for...Show More Summary
Paul Krugman: If, as has been widely reported, President Obama devotes much of his State of the Union address to inequality, everyone should be cheering him on. They won’t, of course. Instead, he will face two kinds of sniping. The usual...Show More Summary
Jobs and inequality are "closely linked": The Populist Imperative, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: “The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution...
Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog) Evening Must-Read: Mark Thoma: Mobility Roundup Evening Must-Read: Paul Krugman: Will University Economics Departments Help Us...Show More Summary
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is displeased with The Washington Post for allowing wonk-star columnist Ezra Klein to depart for new media pastures.