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Abbreviated pundit roundup: 2016

Paul Krugman at The New York Times explains Governor Scott Walker's courtship of economists who have been proven wrong time and time again: Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, is said to be a rising contender for the Republican presidential nomination. So, on Wednesday, he did what, these days, any ambitious Republican must, and pledged allegiance to charlatans and cranks. [...]Show More Summary

Life expectancy in Shanghai

Here’s Paul Krugman: I’m being flip, but the AQI in Delhi was 263, which is serious don’t-breathe-too-hard territory; actually, on day one I blithely tried my usual morning routine, and really felt the difference. Hong Kong was better but having an unusually bad stretch, and Shanghai was back to the air apparent. No big deal […]

Paul Krugman: Weimar on the Aegean

The lesson of Weimar Germany is different than many people think: Weimar on the Aegean, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Try to talk about the policies we need in a depressed world economy, and someone is sure to counter...

Dr. Krugman Meets Dr. Fox

Steve H. Hanke Dr. Paul Krugman, the hyper-productive New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate, has produced a flood of fiscal factoids. He argues that the only way to put the major economies around the world back on track is to “stimulate” them via deficit-financed government spending. Most recently, Dr. Show More Summary

Lunchtime Must-Read: Paul Krugman: Triumph of the Chart

Paul Krugman: [Triumph of the Chart]( "The Vox interview with President Obama...

The Real Road to Serfdom

In the last post I argued that Republicans have reversed John Locke’s “life, liberty and property,” putting property (or the wealth of the wealthy) first, liberty second, and life a distant and expendable third. Now Paul Krugman agrees — If you look for an overarching theme for overall conservative policy these past four decades, it definitely […]

Answering Paul Krugman's Challenge on Inequality

(February 14, 2015 12:59 PM, by David Henderson) And challenging Paul to step up. Paul Krugman writes: So, can anyone show me an example of a prominent Republican politician proposing anything that would reduce after-tax-and-transfer inequality? Bank shots don't count -- saying that slashing food stamps will help... (0 COMMENTS)

First They Ignore You…

The Krugman (boldface mine): Right now, the most obvious manifestation of money madness is Senator Rand Paul’s “Audit the Fed” campaign. Mr. Paul likes to warn that the Fed’s efforts to bolster the economy may lead to hyperinflation; he loves … Continue reading ?

Have an opinion about string theory? How about macroeconomics?

(February 13, 2015 11:56 AM, by Scott Sumner) Here's Paul Krugman: In his incredible essay "The Great Slump of 1930" - an essay that reads remarkably well to this day, as an analysis of our crisis as well as his - Keynes briefly vents a bit of frustration.... (0 COMMENTS)

Paul Krugman: Money Makes Crazy

Why are conservatives so crazy about money?: Money Makes Crazy, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Monetary policy probably won’t be a major issue in the 2016 campaign, but it should be. It is, after all, extremely important, and the...

"The emerging G.O.P. consensus on money is crazy — full-on conspiracy-theory crazy - Paul Krugman..."

“ The emerging G.O.P. consensus on money is crazy — full-on conspiracy-theory crazy - Paul Krugman — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) February 13, 2015 ”

Erskine Bowles is Back

Erskine Bowles writes a letter to the NY Times: The Risks of Delaying Fiscal Reforms: To the Editor: Paul Krugman’s Feb. 2 column, “The Long-Run Cop-Out,” claims that we don’t need to deal with our long-term fiscal challenges any time...

Do Fiscal Deficits Steal from Future Generations?

We have been witnessing a somewhat muted round two of the debate over the intergenerational effects of fiscal deficits. Paul Krugman got the ball rolling by enunciating the conventional economic wisdom that “no, debt does not mean that...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Nobody Understands Debt

Austerity has been a disaster: Nobody Understands Debt, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times:...Last week, the McKinsey Global Institute issued a report titled “Debt and (Not Much) Deleveraging,” which found, basically, that no nation has reduced its ratio of...

Paul Krugman on Greece: “There will be no consolation prizes for failing conventionally”

Greece will never be held in high esteem by "the Davos set," argues the economist in the New York Times

Paul Krugman: A Game of Chicken

Europe is playing a dangerous game: A Game of Chicken, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: On Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced that it would no longer accept Greek government debt as collateral for loans. This move, it turns...

Paul Krugman: “The whole European project” is at risk of collapse

Economist warns that continent's political union is approaching a "moment of truth"

Draghi: Let’s Turn this Bank Run into a Stampede

Sorry, I think Paul Krugman’s grad school friendship with Mario Draghi has blinded him to the obvious. Syriza, via Varoufakis, has refused the latest tranche of its “bailout” loan because it is convinced it can continue its debt payments past the end of February with its own resources. Show More Summary

Fed Watch: Brief Comment

Tim Duy: Brief Comment, by Tim Duy: It is always interesting to see how others perceive you. For instance, I wasn't sure what to make of this from Paul Krugman: The monetary-policy gap between insiders and outsiders — between economists...

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