Paul Krugman: Agglomerating A Revolution: >Nicks, Crafts and Wolf... argue that the cutting edge of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the cotton textile industry, benefited hugely from agglomeration.... Crafts and Wolf suggest, in effect,...Show More Summary
Paul Krugman: The Worst Ex-Central Banker in the World: >What Pearlstein doesn’t mention, but I think is important, is Greenspan’s amazing track record since leaving office — a record of being wrong about everything, and learning nothing therefrom. Show More Summary
Conservatives will use whatever arguments they can find to deny health care to the poor: Lousy Medicaid Arguments, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: For now, the big news about Obamacare is the debacle of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal through...
Paul Krugman: The Worst Ex-Central Banker in the World: Steven Pearlstein reads Alan Greenspan’s new book, and discovers that Greenspan believes that he bears no responsibility for all the bad things that happened on his watch — and that the...
Dread Pirate Mistermix: Death Panels are in the Past, Let’s Move On Paul Krugman: The China-Debt Syndrome Lawrence Summers: Alan Greenspan's "The Map and the Territory" MIchael O'Hare: Peer Evaluation of Class Participation Philip B. Show More Summary
Paul Krugman: The China-Debt Syndrome: >Matthew Yglesias notes an uptick in Very Serious People warning that China might lose confidence in America and start dumping our bonds…. The crucial point… is… the Chinese wouldn’t hurt us if they dumped our bonds…. Show More Summary
So much ink has been spent to express the nation's shock over the so-called debt crisis that there is little more to be said. For relief it would be useful to suggest an opportunity to read Paul Krugman's column on Friday's's New York...Show More Summary
On the road and out and about today, so -- for now -- just a quick one from Paul Krugman responding to Antonio Fatas (some of Krugman's supporting evidence has been omitted): Do Currency Regimes Matter?: Antonio Fatas, citing new...
ByKyle Spencer: Economists like Paul Krugman often point out what a bad idea a Gold Standard is. Others argue with the notion that gold can be an investment. Gold doesn't pay interest, or dividends. You can't eat it, drive it, talk on it or use it to pay your utility bill. Show More Summary
(October 18, 2013 05:58 PM, by David Henderson) Paul Krugman once bragged--I can't find the link off-hand--that he doesn't read much of what libertarians and conservatives write on economics, but he really knows their views well anyway. I wonder. Earlier this month, Jeff Hummel wrote one of the... (0 COMMENTS)
Back in 2007 I thought that Paul Krugman was broadly right in his assessment of Milton Friedman. Alex Tabarrok [disagreed](http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2007/10/assorted-link-3.html). So did [Edward Nelson and Anna Schwartz](http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/2007/2007-048.pdf). Show More Summary
Paul Krugman at The New York Times reminds the world that this Republican effect on the economy isn't just a one-time debacle: it’s important to recognize that the economic damage from obstruction and extortion didn’t start when the G.O.P. Show More Summary
Republicans have made the economy worse: The Damage Done, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The government is reopening, and we didn’t default on our debt. Happy days are here again, right? Well, no....Congress has only voted in a...
In a blog post titled "Obamacare Success," progressive New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took a victory lap of sorts after finding and speaking to one person who signed up for Obamacare, now over two weeks into its unveiling. "This shows that people are starting to trickle through," wrote Krugman. Show More Summary
Teaching, then travel today, so just a few quick ones for now. Let's start with Paul Krugman: What A Drag:... The now widely-cited Macroeconomic Advisers report estimated the cost of crisis-driven fiscal policy at 1 percentage point off the...
We surrender, Paul! Krugman pronounced Obamacare a "success" based on one unidentified person he "talked to" in New Jersey.
Paul Krugman claims that he only reads other liberals, because conservatives have nothing to offer. I’m sure that makes life less aggrevating, but unfortunately living in a bubble can lead to a false sense of security that you are “always right” about everything. One area where Krugman has been consistently wrong is fiscal policy, where [...]
Five On The Floor - Paul Krugman -- NYTimes.com: Krugman spells out the Paradox of Thrift: when the interest rate goes to zero — like the past five years — cuts in spending reduce the incentive to invest, which is contrary to the normal...Show More Summary
In the past, I've extrapolated from a variety of CBO reports to estimate the effect of austerity on the U.S. economy. Today, via Paul Krugman, I see that Macroecomic Advisors has produced a comprehensive estimate of the total effect of bad fiscal policies. Show More Summary
Paul Krugman: The GOP Tax: Macroeconomic Advisers has a new report out about the effects of bad fiscal policy since 2010 — that is, since the GOP takeover of the House.... They say that combined effects of uncertainty in...