Paul Krugman

11/20/2014 - 2:54pm

    My parents used to own a small house with a large backyard, in which my mother cultivated a beautiful garden. At some point, however - I don't remember why - my father looked at the official deed defining their property, and received a shock. According to the text, the Krugman lot wasn't a rough...

11/06/2014 - 5:14pm

    America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth. Sometimes it provided incentives to the...

10/30/2014 - 2:02pm

    It's always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn't their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy demonstrators can't get...

10/23/2014 - 2:47pm

    Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America.

    OK, I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there...

10/23/2014 - 2:31pm

    In the Middle Ages, the call for a crusade to conquer the Holy Land was met with cries of "Deus vult!" - God wills it. But did the crusaders really know what God wanted? Given how the venture turned out, apparently not.

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10/16/2014 - 3:57pm

    What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?

    OK, the federal budget hasn't actually been balanced. But the Congressional Budget Office has tallied up the totals for fiscal 2014...

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