Paul Krugman

09/11/2014 - 2:44pm

    What is it that makes a powerful faction in our body politic demand tight money even in a depressed, low-inflation economy?

    On Thursday, the European Central Bank announced a series of new steps it was taking in an effort to boost Europe's...

07/31/2014 - 8:39pm

    In recent decisions, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court has made clear its view that corporations are people, with all the attendant rights. They are entitled to free speech, which in their case means spending lots of money to bend the political process to their ends. They are entitled to religious...

07/31/2014 - 8:19pm

    For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits and rising debt were the most important issue facing America. Serious people constantly issued dire warnings that the United States risked turning into another Greece any day now. President...

07/21/2014 - 1:31am

    The first step toward recovery is admitting that you have a problem. That goes for political movements as well as individuals. So I have some advice for so-called reform conservatives trying to rebuild the intellectual vitality of the right: You need to start by facing up to the fact that your movement is in the...

07/18/2014 - 1:14pm

    How many Americans know how health reform is going? For that matter, how many people in the news media are following the positive developments?

    I suspect that the answer to the first question is "Not many," while the answer to the second is "Possibly...

07/14/2014 - 2:47am

    One unhappy lesson we've learned in recent years is that economics is a far more political subject than we liked to imagine. Well, duh, you may say. But, before the financial crisis, many economists - even, to some extent, yours truly - believed that there was a fairly broad professional consensus on some...

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