Paul Krugman

04/16/2015 - 5:41pm

    As Republican presidential hopefuls trot out their policy agendas - which always involve cutting taxes on the rich while slashing benefits for the poor and middle class - some real new thinking is happening on the other side of the aisle. Suddenly, it seems, many Democrats have decided to break with...

02/19/2015 - 9:30pm

    Monetary policy probably won't be a major issue in the 2016 campaign, but it should be. It is, after all, extremely important, and the Republican base and many leading politicians have strong views about the Federal Reserve and its conduct. And the...

02/12/2015 - 6:03pm

    Many economists, including Janet Yellen, view global economic troubles since 2008 largely as a story about "deleveraging" - a simultaneous attempt by debtors almost everywhere to reduce their liabilities. Why is deleveraging a problem? Because my...

02/12/2015 - 5:41pm

    On Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced that it would no longer accept Greek government debt as collateral for loans. This move, it turns out, was more symbolic than substantive. Still, the moment of truth is clearly approaching.

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02/12/2015 - 4:29pm

    On Monday, President Barack Obama will call for a significant increase in spending, reversing the harsh cuts of the past few years. He won't get all he's asking for, but it's a move in the right direction. And it also marks a welcome shift in...

02/05/2015 - 7:05pm

    In the five years (!) that have passed since the euro crisis began, clear thinking has been in notably short supply. But that fuzziness must now end. Recent events in Greece pose a fundamental challenge for Europe: Can it get past the myths and the...

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