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Public Opinion Data Finds the “Missing” Libertarians and Communitarians in America

In light of “libertarianish” Sen. Rand Paul’s recently announced candidacy for president, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman veered into public opinion to make a bold claim that most Americans are either liberal or conservative and little else. He explains that in theory there could be more than simply liberals and conservatives. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman Dismantles Crazy Conservative Economics

What will it take for right-wing ideologues to abandon the austerity myth? Europe has taken leave of its senses—or its economic leaders have. That, in a nutshell, is the case that Paul Krugman makes in his column Friday. America's economy...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: That Old-Time Economics

Not all macroeconomic models failed during the Great Recession. "Old-time macroeconomics"... "provided excellent guidance": That Old-Time Economics, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: America has yet to achieve a full recovery from the... financial crisis. Still, it seems...

Paul Krugman takes the gloves off: Radical ideologues tanked economies, ignored reality

Right-wing politicians went for austerity economics and disproven new ideas. Their radical insanity brought us here

Why Libertarians Are Like Kale To Everyone But Paul Krugman

last monthNews : Reason

Last week, Paul Krugman, wrote that libertarian-ish Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had no shot at success in the GOP presidential sweepstakes because, come on, "not many Americans consider themselves libertarian, and even those who do are deluding...Show More Summary

Implied subsidies: GE losing SIFI and consolidating hospitals

Earlier this week, Paul Krugman passed along some interesting and relevant analysis about the decision by GE to spin off GE Capital and re-focus on being really good at making stuff. There are two big lessons from GE’s announcement that it is planning to get out of the finance business. First, the much maligned Dodd-Frank [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton

Paul Krugman endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton--or, rather, endorses the Democratic Party and her as its overwhelmingly-likely standard bearer: Paul Krugman: [It Takes a Party]( "Hillary Clinton is officially running.... Show More Summary

More on Krugman's Missing Libertarians

David Boaz I wrote last week about Paul Krugman’s claim that “there basically aren’t any libertarians” because “There ought in principle, you might think, be people who are pro-gay-marriage and civil rights in general, but opposed to...Show More Summary


ACTUALLY, THERE AREN’T ANY ECONOMISTS WRITING FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES: Paul Krugman claims “there basically aren’t any libertarians.”

Is GE getting out of commercial credit a sign of triumph for Dodd-Frank?

Rortybomb argued yes, Paul Krugman too, but I don’t see it.  A lot of the interest in the GE loan portfolio is coming from private equity groups such as Blackstone.  Is that asset redistribution a move toward greater safety for the system?  Maybe so, but it also might just be pushing the risk around into […]

Wearables Are All About Giving You a "Rich Person Experience"

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Over the weekend, economist Paul Krugman wrote an interesting column for the New York Times that explains why Apple is emphasizing wealth and luxury in its Apple Watch campaigns. Krugman believes that’s because all wearables are aimed at giving you an experience that only super rich people can have. Read more...

Paul Krugman on Why the Difference Between the Two Parties Has Never Been So Stark

Personality-based political analysis is a total sham. It has become popular in certain circles these days to say that there is no real distinction between the Democrats and Republicans. Paul Krugman begs to differ and, in light of Hillary Clinton's officially announced candidacy, lays out all the stark differences in Monday's column. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: It Takes a Party

In the upcoming presidential elections, political parties matter more than the particular candidates: It Takes a Party, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: So Hillary Clinton is officially running, to nobody’s surprise. And you know what’s coming: endless attempts to...

Paul Krugman: Whether Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren, the difference between Democrats and GOP is stark

"It’s hard to see how anyone who has been paying attention could be undecided even now," he writes

The Libertarian Target

(April 13, 2015 12:08 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Libertarianism has a wealth of prominent, persistent opponents, starting with Paul Krugman and Salon. Who precisely are they criticizing? Probably not the 9-14% of Americans who are economically conservative but socially liberal. No, the critics target self-conscious libertarians - people... (1 COMMENTS)

The Science-Fictional Foundation Under Paul Krugman - Part 2

Submitted by Ralph Benko via The Cobden Centre blog, As noted in my preceding column Dr. Paul Krugman’s reflections, as published in the UK Guardian at the end of 2012, Paul Krugman: Asimov’s Foundation novels grounded my economics, are of keen interest. Show More Summary

Sunday assorted links

1. How to grow your own furniture. 2. Paul Krugman on Apple Watch. 3. The growing influence of Raj Chetty. 4. Photographing all 947 towns in Iowa. 5. Profile of David Brooks and his new, forthcoming book.  Profile of Charles Lloyd. 6. Hidden agendas in Yemen, a good piece by Graham Fuller, recommended.

A thought on GE’s opting out of the Finance Business

Paul Krugman writes about GE’s announcement to get out of the finance business. Why are they getting out? Financial reform from the Dodd-Frank legislation that includes “greater oversight, higher capital and liquidity requirements, etc.” Paul Krugman says… “And sure enough, what GE is in effect saying is that if we have to compete on a […]

Legacy Skills and Capital; Sugar and Steel; Turning TPP to TP

In response to Readers Question Free Trade; Does Nonreciprocal Free Trade Cost Jobs? Paul Krugman "Was" Right!, reader Ken is wondering about legacy capital and the destruction of capital.Ken writes... Hi MishI really enjoy your explications of economic ideas, and I think the world really needs them, since many are so economically illiterate. Show More Summary

Does GE Capital's Demise Mean Financial Reform Is Working?

Interesting post today from Paul Krugman about the shadow banking system and GE's recent decision to get out of the finance biz: GE Capital was a quintessential example of the rise of shadow banking. In most important respects it acted...Show More Summary

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