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PAUL KRUGMAN

Paul Krugman writes a column for the New York Times.

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Commentary: The balloon, the box and health care Commentary: The balloon, the box and health care
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Imagine a man who for some reason is determined to stuff a balloon into a box — a box that, aside from being the wrong shape, just isn’t big enough. He starts working at one corner, pushing the balloon into position. [Read More]
Commentary: Why don't all jobs matter? Commentary: Why don't all jobs matter?
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
President Donald Trump is still promising to bring back coal jobs. But the underlying reasons for coal employment’s decline — automation, falling electricity demand, cheap natural gas, technological progress in wind and solar — won’t go away. [Read More]
Commentary: Publicity stunts aren't policy Commentary: Publicity stunts aren't policy
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Does anyone still remember the Carrier deal? Back in December, President-elect Donald Trump announced, triumphantly, that he had reached a deal with the air-conditioner manufacturer to keep 1,100 jobs in America rather than moving them to Mexico. And the media spent days celebrating the achievement. [Read More]
Commentary: The bad, the worse and the ugly Commentary: The bad, the worse and the ugly
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The recent New York Times interview with Donald Trump was horrifying, yet curiously unsurprising. Yes, the world’s most powerful man is lazy, ignorant, dishonest and vindictive. But we knew that already. [Read More]
Commentary: Coal country is a state of mind Commentary: Coal country is a state of mind
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
West Virginia went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in November — in fact, he beat Hillary Clinton by almost a 3-to-1 majority. And it may seem obvious why: The state is the heart of coal country, and Trump promised to bring coal jobs back by eliminating Obama-era environmental regulations. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump flounders on trade policy Commentary: Trump flounders on trade policy
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
During the campaign, Donald Trump talked loudly and often about how he was going to renegotiate the United States’ “horrible trade deals,” bringing back millions of good jobs. So far, however, nothing has happened. [Read More]
Commentary: How to build on Obamacare Commentary: How to build on Obamacare
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” So declared Donald Trump three weeks before wimping out on his promise to repeal Obamacare. Up next: “Nobody knew that tax reform could be so complicated.” [Read More]
Commentary: Conservative fantasy collides with reality Commentary: Conservative fantasy collides with reality
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This week the Trump administration put out a budget blueprint — or more accurately, a “budget” blueprint. After all, real budgets detail where the money comes from and where it goes; this proclamation covers only around a third of federal spending. [Read More]
Commentary: Facts: Enemies of the People Commentary: Facts: Enemies of the People
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The U.S. economy added 10.3 million jobs during President Barack Obama’s second term, or 214,000 a month. This brought the official unemployment rate below 5 percent, and a number of indicators suggested that by late last year we were fairly close to full employment. [Read More]
Commentary: A bill so bad it's awesome
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Commentary: A bill so bad it's awesome
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It has long been obvious to anyone following health policy that Republicans would never devise a workable replacement for Obamacare. But the bill unveiled this week is worse than even the cynics expected; its awfulness is almost surreal. [Read More]
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