Category Archives: Paul Krugman

Notes on European Recovery (Wonkish) – by Paul Krugman – NYT

“Here in the English-speaking world, most of us in the econo-pundit business have been focusing a lot on the US economy post-Trump, and secondarily on the British economy post-Brexit. But once in a while we ought to look further afield. … Continue reading

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Bubble- Bubble- Fraud and Trouble – Bitcoin – by Paul Krugman – NYT

The other day my barber asked me whether he should put all his money in Bitcoin. And the truth is that if he’d bought Bitcoin, say, a year ago he’d be feeling pretty good right now. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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The Gambler’s Ruin of Small Cities (Wonkish) – by Paul Krugman – NYT

Terrific column. It ends: “Notice, by the way, that globalization and all that isn’t central to this story. If I’m right, the conditions for small-city decline and fall have been building for a very long time, and we’d be seeing … Continue reading

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Dreamers- Liars and Bad Economics – by Paul Krugman

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“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

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“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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