Paul Krugman

07/31/2015 - 8:42pm

    Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn’t, as far as anyone can tell. What it did do was provide a huge improvement in financial security for seniors and their...

07/16/2015 - 11:22pm

            Europe dodged a bullet on Sunday. Confounding many predictions, Greek voters strongly supported their government’s rejection of creditor demands. And even the most ardent supporters of European union should be breathing a sigh of relief....

07/03/2015 - 1:28pm

    America is a much less racist nation than it used to be, and I’m not just talking about the still remarkable fact that an African-American occupies the White House. The raw institutional racism that prevailed before the civil rights movement ended Jim...

06/25/2015 - 11:19am

    On Monday Jeb Bush - or I guess that's Jeb!, since he seems to have decided to replace his family name with a punctuation mark - finally made his campaign for the White House official, and gave us a first view of his policy goals. First, he says that if...

06/19/2015 - 12:07pm

    On Friday, House Democrats shocked almost everyone by rejecting key provisions needed to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement the White House wants but much of the party doesn't. On Saturday Hillary Clinton formally began her campaign...

06/19/2015 - 10:51am

    One thing we've learned in the years since the financial crisis is that seriously bad ideas - by which I mean bad ideas that appeal to the prejudices of Very Serious People - have remarkable staying power. No matter how much contrary evidence comes in,...

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