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...

06/19/2015 - 10:00am

    When it comes to economics - and other subjects, but I'll focus on what I know best - we live in an age of derp and cheap cynicism. And there are powerful forces behind both tendencies. But those forces can be fought, and the place to start fighting is...

06/10/2015 - 1:10am

    Remember the Texas economic miracle? In 2012, it was one of the three main arguments from then-Gov. Rick Perry about why he should be president, along with his strong support from the religious right and something else I can't remember (sorry, couldn...

06/09/2015 - 11:43pm

    U.S. officials are generally cautious about intervening in European policy debates. The European Union is, after all, an economic superpower in its own right - far too big and rich for America to have much direct influence - led by sophisticated people who...

06/04/2015 - 6:17pm

    America remains, despite the damage inflicted by the Great Recession and its aftermath, a very rich country. But many Americans are economically insecure, with little protection from life's risks. They frequently experience financial hardship; many don...

06/04/2015 - 5:38pm

    Remember Douglas Adams' 1979 novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"? It began with some technology snark, dismissing Earth as a planet whose life-forms "are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a...

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