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...

07/10/2014 - 1:53am

    On Sunday, The Times published an article by the political scientist Brendan Nyhan about a troubling aspect of the current American scene - the stark partisan divide over issues that should be simply factual, like whether the planet is warming or evolution happened. It's common to attribute such divisions to...

07/03/2014 - 4:31pm

    Two years ago Kansas embarked on a remarkable fiscal experiment: It sharply slashed income taxes without any clear idea of what would replace the lost revenue. Sam Brownback, the governor, proposed the legislation - in percentage terms, the largest tax cut in one year any state has ever enacted - in close...

06/26/2014 - 4:45pm

    On Sunday Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an op-ed article about climate policy in The New York Times. In the article, he declared that man-made climate change is "the challenge of our time," and called for a national tax on carbon emissions to encourage...

06/23/2014 - 3:39pm

    You've surely heard about the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A number of veterans found themselves waiting a long time for care, some of them died before they were seen, and some of the agency's employees falsified records to cover up the extent of the problem. It's a real scandal;...

06/19/2014 - 1:09am

    Several times in recent weeks I've found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Barack Obama. Why? I suspect that they're being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative.

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