Paul Krugman

03/26/2015 - 8:41pm

    By now it's a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar "magic asterisk" - a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases, but without explaining where the money is...

03/26/2015 - 7:37pm

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel feel the need to wag the dog in Washington? For that was, of course, what he was doing in his anti-Iran speech to Congress. If you're seriously trying to affect U.S. foreign policy, you don't...

03/19/2015 - 3:32pm

    We've been warned over and over that the Federal Reserve, in its effort to improve the economy, is "debasing" the dollar. The archaic word itself tells you a lot about where the people issuing such warnings are coming from. It's an...

03/19/2015 - 2:23pm

    Six years ago, Paul Ryan, who has since become the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the GOP's leading voice on matters economic, had an Op-Ed article published in The New York Times. Under the headline "Thirty Years Later, a...

03/12/2015 - 8:06pm

    If you want to know what a political party really stands for, follow the money. Pundits and the public are often deceived; remember when George W. Bush was a moderate, and Chris Christie a reasonable guy who could reach out to Democrats? Major donors,...

03/05/2015 - 7:59pm

    In February, Wal-Mart, America's largest employer, announced that it will raise wages for half a million workers. For many of those workers the gains will be small, but the announcement is nonetheless a very big deal, for two reasons. First, there will...

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