Browsing All posts tagged under »Paul Krugman«

Good Reads for May 5…

May 5, 2015

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Paul Ryan is very unserious about helping poverty. In fact, he is downright cruel. But for all Ryan’s rhetoric on poverty, he’s also the author of a series of budgets that would absolutely wreck programs for the American poor, inflicting massive human suffering on the nation’s most vulnerable residents. It’s never been exactly clear how […]

Confidence fairy strikes again

March 19, 2013

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March 19, 2013, 8:25 am 1 Comment Cogan, Taylor, and the Confidence Fairy Ugh. And I say that advisedly. John Cogan and John Taylor have a piece in the WSJ (where else) arguing that the latest Ryan budget would actually be expansionary, because confidence! It’s as if all the experience of recent years, in which […]

Krugman on Error-Loving “Economists”

March 19, 2013

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March 19, 2013, 8:07 am Comment The Dunning-Kruger-Madoff Effect Via Mark Thoma, Hale Stewart is bemused by John Hinderaker of PowerLine. As Stewart notes, Hinderaker begins by asserting that everyone knows that an economic crisis is coming — which apparently means everyone he talks to — then rolls out just about every one of the […]

A Response to Debt Ceiling Nonsense… #mintthecoin or IOU?

January 10, 2013

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Here is a good piece by Jonathan Chait from New York Magazine on how to combat the hostage taking the Republicans in Congress seek over the debt ceiling silliness. Raising the debt ceiling should be a non-issue as it was in virtually every one of the 106 times it has been raised since 1940, including […]

Being born rounding third base is bad for society’s future

December 8, 2012

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Paul Krugman has a great post today about the effect wealth has and will have on the manufacturing sector, and more broadly, society. This article raises some fascinating questions about the persistence of a college premium, inheriting wealth and wealth inequality. Catherine Ramp-ell and Nick Wingfield write about the growing evidence for “reshoring” of manufacturing […]

Deficit Hawks’ Bipolarism

November 11, 2012

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Paul Krugman and Mark Thoma have succinct analyses of the deficit hawks’ conflicting feelings regarding what would result from going over the fiscal cliff. Good reads!