Paul Krugman

02/04/2016 - 3:00pm

    So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet.

    Last year was the hottest on record, by a wide margin, which should — but won’t — put an end to climate deniers’ claims...

12/18/2015 - 8:00am

    Did the Paris climate accord save civilization? Maybe. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it’s actually the best climate news we’ve had in a very long time. This agreement could still follow the path of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which seemed...

12/15/2015 - 9:00am

    We live in an era of political news that is, all too often, shocking but not surprising. The rise of Donald Trump definitely falls into that category. And so does the electoral earthquake that struck France in Sunday’s regional elections, with the right-wing...

12/09/2015 - 1:00pm

    According to the economist Kevin O’Rourke, who has been doing a running comparison between the Great Depression that began in 1929 and the Great Recession that began almost eight years ago, the world has just passed a sad landmark. While the initial slump this...

12/08/2015 - 7:00am

    Future historians — if there are any future historians — will almost surely say that the most important thing happening in the world during December 2015 was the climate talks in Paris. True, nothing agreed to in Paris will be enough, by itself, to solve...

12/02/2015 - 1:00pm

    New York, New York, a helluva town. The rents are up, but the crime rate is down. The food is better than ever, and the cultural scene is vibrant. Truly, it’s a golden age for the town I recently moved to — if you can afford the housing. But more and more...

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