Reason TV Writer/Producer Anthony L. Fisher appeared on Fox News Channel's Red Eye with Tom Shillue last night, discussing the secret bromance between Jon Stewart and President Obama, Paul Krugman's sneering "people watching," and Hillary Clinton's "do as I say, not as I do" approach to climate change. Original airdate: Tuesday July 29, 2015.
Paul Krugman rightly mocks Jeb Bush for taking credit for the strong growth in Florida during his tenure as governor. As Krugman points out, the reason for the strong growth was that Florida had one of the worst housing bubbles in the country. Show More Summary
Paul Krugman wonders if he has been advocating for the right type of policies: Second-best Macroeconomics: The... economic problems facing both the United States and Europe have been quite straightforward and comprehensible.... So no worries: just hit the...
Ezra Klein and Paul Krugman are having a friendly argument about hipster topknots and tattoos (full disclosure: I played an indirect role in the prehistory of this debate). As Krugman noted in an earlier post, this seems like a trivial topic to argue about. However, it actually touches on important questions of communication in economic […]
Well, duh. Greece had a plan to introduce a new currency if it got forced from the euro, and Nobel Laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman can't believe people are shocked (shocked!) to find this out. "I mean, really: it would have been shocking if there weren't contingency plans," Krugman writes. Show More Summary
Bush lives completely inside the conservative information bubble. Jeb Bush's declaration that he wants to "figure out a way to phase out" Medicare last week—and his campaign's immediate lame back-pedaling— came as no big surprise to Paul Krugman. Show More Summary
"It’s the very idea of the government providing a universal safety net that they hate," he argued
Despite what you might hear from conservatives, Medicare is "eminently sustainable": Zombies Against Medicare, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald...
(July 27, 2015 01:58 AM, by David Henderson) Athens, we have a problem. I missed seeing Paul Krugman on Fareed Zakaria's show on CNN on July 19. The transcript is worth looking at, not because it's that informative about Greece but because it's informative about how--and how carefully--Krugman... (0 COMMENTS)
Hans-Werner Sinn has an op-ed in Saturday’s New York Times calling (again) for a Greek exit from the Euro, a recommendation on which he agrees, as he notes, with Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz. Part of his argument is that … Continue reading ?
Paul Krugman: The Old Man and the CPI: I don’t watch financial news, but CNBC was on in the gym, so I was treated to a long ad from Ron Paul, who wants you to buy his video explaining the...
"Who could have imagined conservatives would keep proposing exact same policy despite evidence that they're wrong?"
The MIT school of economics: The M.I.T. Gang, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Goodbye, Chicago boys. Hello, M.I.T. gang. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the term “Chicago boys” was originally used to refer to Latin American...
GOP "responded to the utter failure of free-market orthodoxy by digging in even deeper"
(July 23, 2015 09:12 AM, by Scott Sumner) Paul Krugman recently had this to say on the minimum wage: Until the Card-Krueger study, most economists, myself included, assumed that raising the minimum wage would have a clear negative effect on employment. But they found, if anything, a positive... (0 COMMENTS)
Paul Krugman notes that Eurozone crisis is a vindication of that optimum currency area (OCA) theory. I agree but would note the crisis also sheds light on the specialization versus endogeneity debate surrounding the OCA criteria. Interestingly, Krugman himself wrote some of the literature in this debate back in the early-to-mid 1990s. Show More Summary
I mean that question quite um…seriously. Paul Krugman, who I believe originated the concept, recently defined it as follows: “…someone distinguished by his faith in received orthodoxy no matter the evidence.” I would rather have something less normative and also more specific. I think of it this way: the People are Very Serious if they […]
Why did Europe ignore the "euroskeptics"?: Europe’s Impossible Dream, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times:... To someone who didn’t know much economics, or chose to ignore awkward questions, establishing a unified European currency sounded like a great idea. It...
Leaders "trying to run Europe on the basis of fantasy economics"
(July 19, 2015 09:03 AM, by Scott Sumner) Paul Krugman doesn't understand why people think government is bad: Why, exactly, are these public functions unquestioned bywords for "something bad"? Maybe I'm living a sheltered life here in central New Jersey, but I don't find the Post Office a... (0 COMMENTS)