Paul Krugman

08/27/2015 - 9:48pm

    What caused Friday’s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much.

    Attempts to explain daily stock movements are usually foolish: a real-time survey of the 1987 stock crash found no evidence for any of the...

07/23/2015 - 9:40pm

    Hillary Clinton gave her first big economic speech Monday, and progressives were by and large gratified. For Clinton’s core message was that the federal government can and should use its influence to push for higher wages.

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07/17/2015 - 12:09am

            Americans work longer hours than their counterparts in just about every other wealthy country; we are known, among those who study such things, as the “no-vacation nation.” According to a 2009 study, full-time U.S. workers put in almost 30...

07/16/2015 - 11:49pm

            Greece is a faraway country with an economy roughly the size of greater Miami, so the United States has very little direct stake in its ongoing disaster. To the extent that Greece matters to us, it’s mainly about geopolitics: By poisoning relations...

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...

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