Paul Krugman

The Sound of Republicans on the Debt Ceiling Fight: Run Away! Run Away!
January 18, 2013

Obama said he wouldn't let Republicans practice economic policy extortion. And he prevailed.

The Pointless Pursuit of “Tax Certainty”
December 12, 2012

Very Important People say America needs more tax certainty, and therefore tax reform. Those people are wrong.

Please, Herr Krugman, May I Have Another?
How America’s favorite liberal stokes German masochism
November 28, 2012

Krugman loves to insult the Germans, and they love to be insulted by him.

Live from São Paulo, It’s Global Trade!
November 26, 2012

This week, the Global Cities Initiative convenes its first overseas forum in São Paulo, Brazil. As participants from Brazilian city, state, and federal levels gather with counterparts from eight U.S. metropolitan areas, we are grappling with a critical question for our respective countries: How can our cities work together to advance national prosperity? Our new paper suggests one key answer--trade.

Romney Reminds Us How Little He Understands the Rest of America
October 15, 2012

Romney's latest health care quote is a reminder of how little he understands the rest of America.

This Should Be Obama’s Answer to ‘Are You Better Off?’
September 04, 2012

Why it's legitimate to ask whether Americans are better off, and how Obama should answer.

Paul Krugman, Ted Cruz, and the Rage of the Golfing Class
August 01, 2012

Paul Krugman has posted a blog item observing, with some amusement, that Ted Cruz, Texas’s Tea Party-favored GOP Senate nominee, is a man who believes that there is a global plot, led by George Soros, to eliminate golf courses. It’s true! (Not that Soros wants to eliminate golf courses, but that Cruz has said he does.) What Krugman may not know, and what I learned from hard experience, is that golf is the very hottest of hot buttons to America’s business class. Regulate my company; tax my seven-figure income if you must.

Rage Of The Golfing Class
August 01, 2012

Paul Krugman has posted a blog item observing, with some amusement, that Ted Cruz, Texas's Tea Party-favored GOP Senate nominee, is a man who believes that there is a global plot, led by George Soros, to eliminate golf courses. It's true! (Not that Soros wants to eliminate golf courses, but that Cruz has said he does.) What Krugman may not know, and what I learned from hard experience, is that golf is the very hottest of hot buttons to America's business class. Regulate my company; tax my seven-figure income if you must.

Duplicitous Agents, Hollywood’s Problems, and Paul Krugman’s European Trip: Today’s TNR Reader
July 19, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! What’s wrong with Hollywood? Could Malcolm X even get made today? Spike Lee has some answers. NYMag | 24 min 6,037 words) Morocco has corruption, a crooked royal family, and economic problems. Why hasn't the Arab Spring shaken the place up?  NYRB | 11 min (2,715 words) Mavis Gallant's books have much to teach the modern reader.

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