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'The Case of the Missing Minsky'

Paul Krugman says I'm not upbeat enough about the state of macroeconomics: The Case of the Missing Minsky: Gavyn Davis has a good summary of the recent IMF conference on rethinking macro; Mark Thoma has further thoughts. Thoma in particular...

Paul Krugman: That 1914 Feeling

Can the European Union avoid disaster?: That 1914 Feeling, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times:...A forced Greek exit from the euro would create huge economic and political risks, yet Europe seems to be sleepwalking toward that outcome.... The...

Classless, Clueless: NYT's Paul Krugman Exploits Tragedy Once Again

The New York Times classless liberal columnist Paul Krugman has a reputation for exploiting tragedy for partisan gain, and did so again Sunday afternoon, writing about former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert, accused of using hush money to cover up sexual misconduct with a former student. Show More Summary

'Last Exit Before Chaos'

Paul Krugman: Last Exit Before Chaos: There’s an odd summer-of-1914 feel to the current state of the Greek crisis. While some of the main players are, rightly, desperate to find a way to head off Grexit and all it entails,...

Time for Hunger Games

Paul Krugman tries to explain that not all Americans have trust funds. We seem to be hearing less these days about cutting Social Security, and we’re even seeing some attention paid to proposals for benefit increases given the erosion of private pensions. But my sense is that Washington still has no clue about the realities […]

Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for May 29, 2015

Must- and Should-Reads: Paul Krugman: [Preliminary Notes on Inequality and Urbanism]( Tim Wu: [Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: The Insecure American

Policymakers have little idea how many people live: The Insecure American, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: America remains, despite the damage inflicted by the Great Recession and its aftermath, a very rich country. But many Americans are economically insecure,...

Paul Krugman Argues for a Vacant Property Tax

Well, he implicitly made the argument. I'm not sure why there is little interest in this idea, except the traditional resistance of intellectuals to new ideas.

Well, yes and no Professor Krugman, yes and no

The economics of this is of course correct For Paul Krugman is indeed an extremely fine economist: We may live in a market sea, but most of us live on pretty big command-and-control islands, some of them very big indeed. Some of us may spend our workdays like yeoman farmers or self-employed artisans, but most […]

Interest Rates: The Phantom Menace: Hoisted from Paul Krugman's Archives from 2009

Time-Tested Rules for Life: 1. Paul Krugman is right. 2. If you think Paul Krugman is wrong, consult rule (1). Josh Bivens reminds Mike Konczal reminds me of how out-to-lunch the Obama Treasury was about the macroeconomic situation back...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman on productivity stagnation

That is the topic of his column today, I had not seen this very good point before: One possibility is that the numbers are missing the reality, especially the benefits of new products and services. I get a lot of pleasure from technology that lets me watch streamed performances by my favorite musicians, but that […]

Paul Krugman: The Big Meh

Why hasn't the digital technological revolution had a bigger impact on productivity?: The Big Meh, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times:...Everyone knows that we live in an era of incredibly rapid technological change, which is changing everything. But what...

Paul Krugman Debunks One of the Bigger Economic Hoaxes of Our Time

The techno-revolution will not be televised. Paul Krugman takes a walk on his snarky side in Monday's column. Turns out he thinks that the whole technological revolution and its transformative effects on the economy have been exaggerated. Show More Summary

Seeing Lu Mountain

Brad DeLong has a post discussing a debate between Paul Krugman and Roger Farmer: I find myself genuinely split here. When I look at the size of the housing bubble that triggered the Lesser Depression from which we are still suffering, it looks at least an order of magnitude too small to be a key […]

Paul Krugman: Trade and Trust

The Obama administration is risking its credibility over the trade deal: Trade and Trust, by Pau Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: One of the Obama administration’s underrated virtues is its intellectual honesty. Yes, Republicans see deception and sinister ulterior motives everywhere,...

Paul Krugman didn’t know he was on Twitter until he had more than a half-million followers

The New York Times Most journalists must toil away in 140-character dispatches for years before they manage to accrue a hefty Twitter following. Not so for New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who had 600,000 followers before he realized his Twitter feed was extant. Show More Summary

Obama has lost Paul Krugman: Administration’s selling of new trade pact “a snow job”

There has been no good faith effort to address reasonable concerns from well-intentioned critics

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