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Paul Krugman: Trump’s Delusions of Competence

Trump's towering ignorance about how to run the U.S. economy: Trump’s Delusions of Competence, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: In general, you shouldn’t pay much attention to polls at this point, especially with Republicans unifying around Donald Trump while Bernie...

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump's delusions of competence

We begin today’s roundup with Paul Krugman’s analysis at The New York Times: Mr. Trump is a clear case of someone born on third base who imagines that he hit a triple: He inherited a fortune, and it’s far from clear that he has expanded that fortune any more than he would have if he had simply parked the money in an index fund. [...]Show More Summary

Why Paul Krugman Is Wrong About the 1990s

His analysis of what was working economically is partly flawed

Procrastinating on May 26, 2016

Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must-Reads: Eric Loomis: [Jobs for Those Who Lack College Degrees](http://equitablegrowth.org/?p=26544) Branko Milanovic, Janet Gornick, and Paul Krugman: [Talking Global Inequality](http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/25/talking-global-inequality/)...Show More Summary

'Income Inequality' — Missing the Point

President Obama, Paul Krugman tells us, has declared war on income inequality. In fact, income inequality is at the root of just about everything wrong with the economy, according to the Left. If we could somehow shrink that ratio, everyone would be happier, except for a few bloated plutocrats. Show More Summary

On Krugman’s Cherry-Picking Skills – Exhibit 1: The Clinton Boom

Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, after obliquely informing us of his acquaintance with a literary text, “Remembrance of Booms Past”, promptly forgets and cherry-picks the data. We learn that, under the watchful eye of Bill Clinton, the U.S. Show More Summary

Why Is Paul Krugman Being Super Gross And Sexist About Hillary Clinton?

Paul Krugman did not actually say anything sexist about Hillary Clinton. That was Salon.

Paul Krugman: Remembrance of Booms Past

"Why was the Clinton economy so good?": Remembrance of Booms Past, by Paul Krugman, NY Times:... Last week Mrs. Clinton stirred up a flurry of comments by suggesting that Mr. Clinton would be “in charge of revitalizing the economy.”...

Paul Krugman: Hillary Clinton could learn quite a lot from Bill

It's not simply a matter of putting him "in charge of revitalizing the economy"

Paul Krugman and the Bubbles

Paul Krugman used his column this morning to point out how strong the economy was in the 1990s and how the low unemployment in the second half of the decade allowed for strong wage and income gains at the middle and bottom end of the income distribution. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Paul Krugman (2015): Annoying Euro Apologetics

Paul Krugman (2015): [Annoying Euro Apologetics](http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/krugman/2015/07/22/annoying-euro-apologetics/?referer=): "Are there good arguments against the proposition that the creation of the euro was an epic mistake?... Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Obama’s War on Inequality

Elections matter: Obama’s War on Inequality, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: There were two big economic policy stories this week that you may have missed... Each tells you a lot about both what President Obama has accomplished and the stakes...

Paul Krugman: The US will never be as great as Denmark, but it’s not for lack of effort on Obama’s part

Denmark has the lowest level of income inequality, and Obama's done what he can to bring us in line with it

Paul Krugman: Delusional Sanders supporters don’t understand reality any better than their candidate

"It has been obvious for quite a while," he wrote, "that Sanders has a problem in facing reality"

Paul Krugman: It Takes a Policy

This is far more important than tax cuts for the rich: It Takes a Policy, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: U.S. politicians love to pose as defenders of family values. Unfortunately, this pose is often, perhaps usually, one of remarkable....

Paul Krugman: The state of childcare in America is cruel and shameful — don’t let the GOP make it worse

"One candidate has a reasonable, feasible plan to do something about this shame, the other couldn't care less"

Weekend Reading: Paul Krugman (1996): The Spiral of Inequality

Paul Krugman (1996): [The Spiral of Inequality](http://m.motherjones.com/politics/1996/11/spiral-inequality): "If calling America a middle-class nation means anything... >it means that we are a society in which most people live more or less the same kind of life. Show More Summary

Economics 101, Good or Bad?

James Kwak: Economics 101, Good or Bad?: Over at the Washington Post, Michael Strain of the American Enterprise Institute is upset that people are picking on Economics 101. He singles out Paul Krugman and Noah Smith in particular for claiming...

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