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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

Thurday Musings on Macroeconomic Policy and "The Right"

[Over at Equitable Growth][1] I have two things I want to say this morning. First, Amtrak wifi really is c---, isn't it? Second, I think that Paul Krugman gets one thing wrong here, in his talk of "the right" and macroeconomic policy... Show More Summary

Has the Fed got a grasp on economic reality?

Economists who don't understand where the vast majority of 'money' comes from (Paul Krugman has admitted that he can't recognize this ) are like heart surgeons who have only ever attended dental school. They didn't spot the onset ofShow More Summary

Recommended reading

1.  For a guy who has been right about everything, Paul Krugman sure is wrong about an awful lot of things.  Bob Murphy has an excellent new post which digs up lots of Krugman claims that turned out to be somewhat less then correct. Krugman, armed with his Keynesian model, came into the Great Recession […]

'Conservatives and Keynes'

This, from Paul Krugman, is sort of a setup for the post below this one: Conservatives and Keynes:...the debate over business-cycle economics has always been a left-right thing. Specifically, the right has always been deeply hostile to the notion...

Manufacturing Employment and the Trade Deficit

Paul Krugman addressed the question of whether the decline in manufacturing employment can be attributed to the trade deficit. He rights points out that most of the decline is due to productivity growth, but notes the trade deficit has been a contributing factor. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Errors and Lies

"The Iraq war wasn’t an innocent mistake": Errors and Lies, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Surprise! It turns out that there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the...

Paul Krugman Drops Epic Truth Bomb on Latest Round of Lies About Iraq War

The war was no mere mistake: The Bush administration wanted a war and concocted the intelligence. "Mistakes were made" just doesn't get at the truth about how America was coerced into the disastrous war in Iraq,and the horrific consequences that are still unfolding. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Jeb, oh, Jeb; job insecurity's impact on kids; No Tubman on the $20?

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Paul Krugman at The New York Times writes Errors and Lies: Surprise! It turns out that there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman drops an epic truth-bomb on Jeb Bush. Marco Rubio and the Iraq war debate

W. didn't make the best decision he could with the intelligence. They wanted a war and created the intelligence

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