Just say no: Greece Over the Brink, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: It has been obvious for some time that the creation of the euro was a terrible mistake. Europe never had the preconditions for a successful single currency.......
Europe "never had the preconditions for a successful single currency" -- just ask the Greeks
Speaking of momentous Supreme Court decisions, here’s Paul Krugman on the Affordable Care Act: Put all these things together, and what you have is a portrait of policy triumph — a law that, despite everything its opponents have done to undermine it, is achieving its goals, costing less han expected, and making the lives of millions of Americans better and more secure. ?
Paul Krugman, New York Times: Was I on the edge of my seat, waiting for the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare subsidies? No -- I was pacing the room, too nervous to sit, worried that the court would use one sloppily worded sentence...Show More Summary
Health care reform is succeeding: Hooray for Obamacare, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Was I on the edge of my seat, waiting for the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare subsidies? No — I was pacing the room, too nervous...
The law's opponents' real fear was that it might work. It is. Paul Krugman celebrated the Obamacare victory in the Supreme Court by pointing out the unforeseen success of the law in Friday's column. Start with the act’s most basic purpose, to cover the previously uninsured. Show More Summary
I wish all articles on economics had Street Fighter style GIFs. Read more...
I’m too dumb to understand what the article is about, but Walter Newton’s Street Fighter-style animations for “Paul Krugman Battles The Austerians” are fabulous.
The ACA "reminds voters that sometimes government action can improve ordinary Americans’ lives"
Paul Krugman: Breaking Greece: I’ve been staying fairly quiet on Greece... But given reports from the negotiations in Brussels, something must be said... This ought to be a negotiation about targets for the primary surplus, and then about debt relief...
(June 24, 2015 01:16 PM, by David Henderson) Paul Krugman is clever. In a post, "Most of the Way with Obamacare," about the effects of Obamacare on the number of people with health insurance, he sneaks in two claims as if they are obvious and noncontroversial. The first... (0 COMMENTS)
But big government can be about fiscal policy. Let’s see why: In 2001 President Bush said we needed to cut taxes to give the economy a boost. Paul Krugman opposed the tax cut. At the time I supported it for supply-side reasons, although in retrospect it was probably a mistake. What can we infer from […]
Before you watch Jeb! Bush's bombastic new campaign ad about his record as Florida governor... ...be sure to read Paul Krugman's column about Jeb! Bush's record in Florida: Why, then, would Mr. Bush imagine that he is privy to secrets...Show More Summary
(June 23, 2015 10:45 AM, by Scott Sumner) Russ Roberts did a recent post complaining about the way Paul Krugman uses data to support his arguments. Roberts pointed out that when things turn out as he expected, Krugman cites the events as proof of his (Keynesian) worldview. When... (0 COMMENTS)
I recently disagreed with Paul Krugman, who wrote that TPP proponents were "off-point and insulting to offer an off-the-shelf lecture on how trade is good because of comparative advantage, and protectionists are dumb”, and that "David Ricardo is irrelevant". Now, via David Wessels, I see a WSJ opinion poll that shows [...]
Race still matters: Slavery’s Long Shadow, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: America is a much less racist nation than it used to be, and I’m not just talking about the still remarkable fact that an African-American occupies the White...
A state's history of slaveholding predicts opposition to gun control, unions, Obamacare and better wages. Paul Krugman opens his Monday column by acknowledging that America is a less racist country than is used to be. But, and you know...Show More Summary
"The racial divide is still a defining feature of our political economy," much as conservatives bray otherwise
Barkley Rosser, who is beardless (but not goatee-less) thinks I’m the victim of small sample bias. Paul Krugman, whose whiskers are iconic, says its because economists’ careers outrace their maturation. I say its Krugman who’s locked...Show More Summary
In thinking more about this post as well as this post by Paul Krugman, it seems to me that the political press, whether it’s covering various trade agreements or the Clinton and Sanders campaigns, is incapable of realizing that voters … Continue reading ?