Category Archives: Paul Krugman

Dreamers- Liars and Bad Economics – by Paul Krugman

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“But in any case, adding “and besides, they’re stealing our jobs” undercuts the whole pretense. Furthermore, the claim was, as I said, junk economics. The idea that there are a fixed number of…

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Publicity Stunts Aren’t Policy – by Paul Krugman – NYT

“In other words, showy actions that win a news cycle or two are no substitute for actual, coherent policies. Indeed, their main lasting effect can be to squander a government’s credibility. Which brings us to last week’s missile strike on … Continue reading

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Trump Is Wimping Out on Trade – by Paul Krugman – NYT

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“During the campaign, Donald Trump talked loudly and often about how he was going to renegotiate America’s “horrible trade deals,” bringing back millions of good jobs. So far, however, nothing has happened. Not…

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Ignorance Is Strength – Paul Krugman – NYT

“When I travel to Asia, I’m fairly often met at the airport by someone holding a sign reading “Mr. Paul.” Why? In much of Asia, names are given family first, personal second — at home, the prime minister of Japan … Continue reading

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Making the Rust Belt Rustier – by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

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“What Reagan did do, however, was blow up the budget deficit with military spending and tax cuts. This drove up interest rates, which drew in foreign capital. The inflow of capital, in turn,…

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What About the Planet? – by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

Our two major political parties are at odds on many issues, but nowhere is the gap bigger or more consequential than on climate.If Hillary Clinton wins, she will move forward with the Obama administration’s combination of domestic clean-energy policies and … Continue reading

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Thugs and Kisses, by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

  “First of all, let’s get this straight: The Russian Federation of 2016 is not the Soviet Union of 1986. True, it covers most of the same territory and is run by some of the same thugs. But the Marxist … Continue reading

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The Diabetic Economy, by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

Chronic weakness in Europe and what it means. Source: The Diabetic Economy – The New York Times Dear Paul Krugman, I like this piece, and understand it as far as it goes. Can you explain why the politicians in Europe … Continue reading

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Trade, Labor, and Politics, by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

“There are a lot of things about the 2016 election that nobody saw coming, and one of them is that international trade policy is likely to be a major issue in the presidential campaign. What’s more, the positions of the … Continue reading

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Trade and Tribulation. by Paul Krugman –  The New York Times

“To make sense of the debate over trade, there are three things you need to know.The first is that we have gotten to where we are — a largely free-trade world — through a generations-long process of international diplomacy, going … Continue reading

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