Paul Krugman

01/23/2015 - 3:05am

    Ah, Switzerland, famed for cuckoo clocks and sound money. Other nations may experiment with radical economic policies, but with the Swiss you don't get surprises.

    Until you do. On Thursday the Swiss National Bank, the equivalent of the...

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...

11/20/2014 - 2:36pm

    It's easy to be cynical about summit meetings. Often they're just photo ops, and the photos from the latest Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, which had world leaders looking remarkably like the cast of "Star Trek," were especially...

11/20/2014 - 2:06pm

    The great American Ebola freakout of 2014 seems to be over. The disease is still ravaging Africa, and as with any epidemic, there's always a risk of a renewed outbreak. But there haven't been any new U.S. cases for a while, and popular anxiety is...

11/13/2014 - 3:43pm

    The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet midterms to men of understanding. Or as I put it on the eve of another Republican Party sweep, politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth....

11/13/2014 - 3:11pm

    The Bank of Japan, this country's equivalent of the Federal Reserve, has lately been making a big effort to end deflation, which has afflicted Japan's economy for almost two decades. At first its efforts - which involve printing a lot of money and,...

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