Paul Krugman, liberal New York Times columnist and economist whose erroneous predictions and inflammatory opinions have inspired websites, blogs and columns by others detailing his multitude miscalculations, launched a Buk missile of...Show More Summary
Daniel J. Mitchell I’ve had some fun over the years by pointing out that Paul Krugman has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France, Estonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. So I shouldn’t be surprised that he wants to catch me making an error. Show More Summary
The New York Times columnist writes that the California example puts conservative dogma to shame
Beware of "anti-government propaganda": Left Coast Rising, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The states, Justice Brandeis famously pointed out, are the laboratories of democracy. And it’s still true. For example, one reason we knew or should have known that...
Paul Krugman’s latest missive in The New York Times again attacks those who warn about the risks of a new debt crisis and the ramifications of radical, ultra loose monetary policies. Krugman says that the recent concern about “debtsShow More Summary
Apparently, it is open season on market monetarists. The red dots you see on our chest are from the laser scopes on the new keynesian guns of Tony Yates, Simon Wren-Lewis, and Paul Krugman. These individuals have been firing away with their critiques of market monetarism. Show More Summary
I was off at the cottage when Simon Wren-Lewis and Paul Krugman responded to my post on neo-fiscalism. Amusingly, given Simon's metaphor, the handbrake on the MX6 seized on as I was driving, slowing me down and creating a nasty...
I came across a very amusing piece from Krugman in 2010. The piece is entitled ‘Nobody Understands the Liquidity Trap‘. Actually, Krugman might have a point — if we include him in the ‘everybody’ that does not understand the liquidity trap and thus conclude that he, and all those that listen to him, do not understand the liquidity trap.
A few weeks ago Paul Krugman suggested market monetarists were homeless. By that he means we don’t have much support among GOP Congressman. He doesn’t say why we’d want to have their support, after all, they don’t make monetary policy. I pointed this out in a post a couple weeks ago, in reply to the Krugman […]
Submitted by Robert Murphy via Mises Canada blog, Paul Krugman reads the latest long-term forecast from the US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and he likes what he sees. Even though the nearby graph is the CBO’s projections for the...Show More Summary
It’s official: there is no debt problem. Paul Krugman says so — so it must be true: [D]ebt and deficits have faded from the news. And there’s a good reason for that disappearing act: The whole thing turns out to have been a false alarm. I’m not sure whether most readers realize just how thoroughly […]
The award-winning economist says the budget hysteria of Obama's first term looks sillier than ever
There is a group of folks who believe that inflation is much higher than the numbers in the official reports. Paul Krugman calls them “inflation truthers.” In the 2000s, I might have been considered part of that crowd. I recognized that inflation data wasn’t being reported accurately, and said as much. I coined the phrase...Read More
James Garner (1928-2014) with Diahann Carroll at 1963 March on Washington: #Eliofson — @BeschlossDC James Garner (1924-2014), activist Paul Krugman: For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits and rising debt were the most important issue facing America. Show More Summary
"We don’t have a debt crisis, and never did": The Fiscal Fizzle, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits...
Paul Krugman: Debt Shall Have No Dominion: "Nick Bunker notes an important point... >about the CBO.... The budget office has marked down its estimate of long-term interest rates, reflecting the growing evidence for a secular downshift in the 'natural' rate... Show More Summary
So Paul Krugman writes a column about all the folks who have been hysterically predicting runaway inflation for the past few years, and what does he get? This: I know it's just a coincidence. The other 500 comments are quite likely perfectly sane. Show More Summary
The economist and NYT columnist Paul Krugman thinks that transportation network companies (TNCs) might make a life without cars a reality for those who live in American cities that do not have great public transportation systems:theShow More Summary
"Inflation addiction is telling us something about the intellectual state of one side of our great national divide"
What does "inflation addiction" tell us?: Addicted to Inflation, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The first step toward recovery is admitting that you have a problem. That goes for political movements as well as individuals. So I have some...