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Paul Krugman: Calamity Awaits if Americans Don't Snap Out of It, and Fast

We have two weeks to kill Trumpcare, again. Now is no time for complacency. While progressive activists and 2020 presidential hopefuls alike were salivating over Bernie Sanders's Medicare for All bill last week, a team of Republicans took the opportunity to craft a last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Complacency Could Kill Health Care

"there is a real chance that Graham-Cassidy... will... become law, because not enough people are taking it seriously": Complacency Could Kill Health Care, by Paul Krugman, NY Times:...last year far too many people were complacent; they assumed...

Paul Krugman: Politicians, Promises, and Getting Real

Paul Krugman: Politicians, Promises, and Getting Real, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: On Wednesday Donald Trump demanded that Congress move quickly to enact his tax reform plan. But so far he has not, in fact, offered any such plan... Meanwhile,...

Awful Paul Krugman Uses Irma to Attack Rush Limbaugh as ‘a Terrible Person’

The New York Times classless columnist Paul Krugman eagerly swallowed the mainstream media distortion of comments conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made on his program as Hurricane Irma approached to snidely dismiss him as a “terrible person” in “Conspiracies, Corruption And Climate” on Monday. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Climate change, corruption and more

We begin today’s roundup with Paul Krugman’s column highlighting how deep climate change denialism runs in the Trump administration: [T]hanks to Trump’s electoral victory, know-nothing, anti-science conservatives are now running the U.S. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Conspiracies, Corruption and Climate

"Why are U.S. conservatives so willing to disbelieve science and buy into tinfoil-hat conspiracy theories": Conspiracies, Corruption and Climate, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: After the devastation wreaked by Harvey on Houston — devastation that was right in line with...

Paul Krugman: The Republican Party May End Up Destroying Human Civilization

Hurricane Irma is only the beginning. Despite what the New York Times might have you believe, Trump is not an independent in spirit but a Republican through and through. The proof is in his comfort with white supremacists, his thirst...Show More Summary

The Trump administration’s newest lie may be its most galling yet: Paul Krugman

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Trump’s decision to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a moral abomination. As many as 800,000 people, who were brought to the United States as young children and have lived in the country their entire lives, face the prospect of deportation because the...

Paul Krugman: Dreamers, Liars and Bad Economics

"Trump and company tell a lot of lies about economics": Dreamers, Liars and Bad Economics, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Does it matter that Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, tried to justify Donald Trump’s immigration cruelty with junk economics? It’s...

Paul Krugman: The Trump Administration's Newest Lie May Be Its Most Galling Yet

Jeff Sessions wants you to believe Dreamers are stealing American jobs. It's patently untrue. Trump's winding down of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a moral abomination. As many as 800,000 people, who were brought to...Show More Summary

'It's About Race': Paul Krugman Goes on Epic Rant Against Trump Killing DACA

“Apparently even Trump worries about how bad it looks." New York Times columnist Paul Krugman went off on an epic rant attacking President Donald Trump and his immigration “program” that would end the protections put in place by President Barack Obama for children of immigrants. Show More Summary

DACA Announcement Attacked on Twitter, But Surprisingly Not By Media

The liberal commentariat went berserk after President Trump announced he would rescind an Obama-era program that shielded children of illegal immigrants from deportation. It was bad economics, Paul Krugman wrote. It is “Donald Trump … saying in every way possible that power in America is white, straight and male and all else are targets,” New […]

Paul Krugman: Hurricane Harvey Can't Be Called a Natural Disaster Alone

Overdevelopment and deregulation made a terrible situation infinitely worse. Hurricane Harvey is an unmitigated disaster, one whose impact Houston, and America, will be dealing with for years. Climate change clearly made it worse, but...Show More Summary

The Economics of Killing DACA

Paul Krugman: “So this is a double blow to the U.S. economy; it will make everyone worse off. There is no upside whatever to this cruelty, unless you just want to have fewer people with brown skin and Hispanic surnames [...]

‘It’s about race’: Paul Krugman goes on epic rant against Trump killing DACA

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman went off on an epic rant attacking President Donald Trump and his immigration “program” that would end the protections put in place by former President Barack Obama for children of immigrants. “Even if you buy some of the more dubious...

The Case for Investing More in People

“Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything,” wrote Paul Krugman more than 20 years ago. “A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise output per worker.” There is a virtuous cycle between productivity and people: Higher levels of productivity allow society...

Some Fairly-Recent Must- and Should-Reads...

1. Paul Krugman: Why Can’t We Get Cities Right?: "Greater Houston still has less than a third as many people as greater New York... 2. Jennifer Rubin: Ending DACA would be Trump’s most evil act: "the GOP under Trump has defined itself as the white grievance party... Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Why Can’t We Get Cities Right?

"It’s not hard to see what we should be doing": Why Can’t We Get Cities Right?, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: The waters are receding in Houston, and so, inevitably, is national interest. But Harvey will leave a huge amount...

One Year and Twenty-Five Days Ago at Grasping Reality: August 9, 2016

Worth Highlighting: Must-Read: This, from Paul Krugman, is 100% correct: The last eight years have taught us that as long as the distribution of near-term possible outcomes includes at least a 10% or so chance of landing back at the...Show More Summary

Monopoly Rents and Corporate Taxation

Paul Krugman: Monopoly Rents and Corporate Taxation (Wonkish): At one level it’s hard to take the Trump administration’s tax “reform” push seriously. A guy gets elected as a populist and his first two big proposals are (a) taking away health...

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