Greece is on the brink, but saving it is still possible. Paul Krugman recounts some of his heartbreaking travels around Greece in Monday's column. Years of severe austerity have wrought untold human suffering there. He visited a homeless shelter and heard stories about how the health care system in the country has collapsed. Show More Summary
Is there any hope for Greece?: Greece on the Brink, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times:... At the end of 2009 Greece faced a crisis driven by two factors: High debt, and inflated costs and prices that left the...
A left-wing government tries to find its footing. Creditors aim to undercut in the name of ideology
[Over at Equitable Growth:] This is what Ben Friedman wrote about in the late 1970s: Paul Krugman: [Crowding In and the Paradox of Thrif](http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/crowding-in-and-the-paradox-of-thrift/): "Francesco Saraceno notes... Show More Summary
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 government...Show More Summary
If you want a good description of the relatively small stakes involved in the Trans-Pacific Parntership trade agreement, you should read Paul Krugman's column in late February in which he...
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
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
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...
Right-wing politicians went for austerity economics and disproven new ideas. Their radical insanity brought us here
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
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.
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](http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/opinion/it-takes-a-party.html): "Hillary Clinton is officially running.... Show More Summary
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.”
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 […]
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...
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
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...
"It’s hard to see how anyone who has been paying attention could be undecided even now," he writes