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PAUL KRUGMAN

Paul Krugman writes a column for the New York Times.

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Commentary: Liberty, equality and efficiency Commentary: Liberty, equality and efficiency
20 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Most people, if pressed on the subject, would probably agree that extreme income inequality is a bad thing, although a fair number of conservatives believe that the whole subject of income distribution should be banned from public discourse. [Read More]
Commentary: The hammock fallacy Commentary: The hammock fallacy
20 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue. So when you see something like the current scramble by Republicans to declare their deep concern for America’s poor, it’s a good sign, indicating a positive change in social norms. Goodbye, sneering at the 47 percent; hello, fake compassion. [Read More]
Commentary: The inflation obsession Commentary: The inflation obsession
21 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Recently the Federal Reserve released transcripts of its monetary policy meetings during the fateful year of 2008. And boy, are they discouraging reading. [Read More]
Commentary: Fate of TPP no big deal Commentary: Fate of TPP no big deal
21 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Everyone knows that the Obama administration’s domestic economic agenda is stalled in the face of scorched-earth opposition from Republicans. And that’s a bad thing: The U.S. economy would be in much better shape if Obama administration proposals like the American Jobs Act had become law. [Read More]
Commentary: Health care horror hooey Commentary: Health care horror hooey
22 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Remember the “death tax”? The estate tax is quite literally a millionaire’s tax — a tax that affects only a tiny minority of the population, and is mostly paid by a handful of very wealthy heirs. [Read More]
Commentary: The stimulus tragedy
22 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Five years have passed since President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — the “stimulus” — into law. With the passage of time, it has become clear that the act did a vast amount of good. [Read More]
Commentary: The barons of broadband Commentary: The barons of broadband
23 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Last week’s big business news was the announcement that Comcast, a gigantic provider of cable TV and high-speed Internet service, has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, which is merely huge. [Read More]
Commentary: Inequality, dignity and freedom Commentary: Inequality, dignity and freedom
23 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Now that the Congressional Budget Office has explicitly denied saying that Obamacare destroys jobs, some (though by no means all) Republicans have stopped lying about that issue and turned to a different argument. [Read More]
Commentary: Writing off the unemployed Commentary: Writing off the unemployed
24 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Back in 1987 my Princeton colleague Alan Blinder published a very good book titled “Hard Heads, Soft Hearts.” [Read More]
Commentary: Health, work and lies Commentary: Health, work and lies
24 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Wednesday, Douglas Elmendorf, the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, said the obvious: losing your job and choosing to work less aren’t the same thing. If you lose your job, you suffer immense personal and financial hardship. [Read More]
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