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  • 15-Nov-2016 | Paul Krugman

    Trump slump coming?

    A return to protectionism and trade wars would make the world economy poorer over time, and would in particular cripple poorer nations that desperately need open markets for their products

  • 26-Sep-2016 | Paul Krugman

    Paul Krugman: Progressive family values

    Child care economics is in some ways like health economics. We can't trust unregulated markets to deliver a decent outcome

  • 30-Jul-2016 | Paul Krugman

    Who loves America?

    It has been quite a week in politics. On one side, the Democratic National Convention was very much a celebration of America. On the other side, the Republican nominee for president, pressed on the obvious support he is getting from Vladimir Putin, ...

  • 07-Feb-2016 | Paul Krugman

    'Futurism' is in the past

    Back in the 1960s there was a briefly popular wave of "futurism," of books and articles attempting to predict the changes ahead

  • 26-Jun-2015 | Paul Krugman

    The conscience of a liberal

    I've been staying fairly quiet on Greece, not wanting to shout Grexit in a crowded theater. But given reports from the negotiations in Brussels, something must be said - namely, what do the creditors, and in particular the IMF, think they're ...

  • 03-Mar-2015 | Paul Krugman

    Paul Krugman: Walmart's visible hand

    The retailer's wage hike seems to reflect the same forces that led to the Great Compression, albeit in a much weaker form

  • 27-Jan-2015 | Paul Krugman

    Ending Greece's nightmare

    What actually transpired was an economic and human nightmare. Far from ending in 2011, the Greek recession gathered momentum

  • 20-Oct-2014 | Paul Krugman

    Amazon's monopsony is not OK

    Amazon, which dominates online book sales, is acting as a monopsonist, a dominant buyer with the power to push prices down

  • 13-Oct-2014 | Paul Krugman

    Paul Krugman: Righteousness killed the economy

    In Europe, austerity policies have been driven less by economic analysis than by Germany's moral indignation over the notion that irresponsible borrowers might not face the full consequences of their actions

  • 28-Sep-2014 | Paul Krugman

    The dismal science

    The economics profession has not, to say the least, covered itself in glory these past six years. Hardly any economists predicted the 2008 crisis - and the handful who did tended to be people who also predicted crises that didn't happen. More ...

  • 28-Dec-2013 | Paul Krugman

    The fear economy

    When the economy is weak, workers have a very weak hand and employers are in a position to work them harder, pay them less, or both

  • 26-Oct-2013 | Paul Krugman

    Paul Krugman: Addicted to the apocalypse

    Washington has spent the past three-plus years in terror of a debt crisis that has yet to happen, and, in fact, can't happen to a country like the United States, which has its own currency and borrows

  • 02-Aug-2013 | Paul Krugman

    Money, gender and 'gravitas'

    Campaigns against Janet Yellen for chair of the US Federal Reserve are both sexist and wrong-headed

  • 25-May-2013 | Paul Krugman

    Japan the model

    A short-term boost to growth won't cure all of Japan's ills, but, if it can be achieved, it can be the first step toward a much brighter future

  • 13-Apr-2013 | Paul Krugman

    Lust for gold

    News flash: Recent declines in the price of gold, which is off about 17 per cent from its peak, show that this price can go down as well as up. You may consider this an obvious point, but, as an article in The Times on Thursday reports, it has come ...

  • 26-Dec-2012 | Paul Krugman

    When prophecy fails

    The key thing we need to understand is that the prophets of fiscal disaster are at this point effectively members of a doomsday cult

  • 08-Dec-2012 | Paul Krugman

    The big budget mumble

    In the ongoing battle of the budget, President Obama has done something very cruel. Declaring that this time he won’t negotiate with himself, he has refused to lay out a proposal reflecting what he thinks Republicans want. Instead, he has ...

  • 04-Dec-2012 | Paul Krugman

    Grand old planet

    Earlier this week, GQ magazine published an interview with Senator Marco Rubio, whom many consider a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, in which Rubio was asked how old the earth is. After declaring “I’m not a ...

  • 04-Nov-2012 | Paul Krugman

    The blackmail caucus

    'Vote for Romney or else' statements miss the fact that Obama has already achieved a great deal

  • 28-Oct-2012 | Paul Krugman

    Pointing towards prosperity?

    Obama may not be as bold as wed like, but he isn't actively misleading voters the way Romney is

  • 21-Oct-2012 | Paul Krugman

    Snow job on jobs

    A study indicated the effects of the Romney tax plan would lead to a rise in the number of Americans who wanted to work

  • 17-Oct-2012 | Paul Krugman

    Death by ideology

    Mitt Romney doesn’t see dead people. But that’s only because he doesn’t want to see them; if he did, he’d have to acknowledge the ugly reality of what will happen if he and Paul Ryan get their way on health care.

  • 14-Oct-2012 | Paul Krugman

    Triumph of the wrong?

    A lot of the bad news is coming from countries pursuing austerity policies Republicans want the US to adopt

  • 07-Oct-2012 | Paul Krugman

    Romney's sick joke

    Many Americans have health cover but live under the threat of losing it. Obamacare would eliminate this threat

  • 03-Oct-2012 | Paul Krugman

    The real referendum

    So reducing the budget deficit just isn?t the top priority for America at the moment creating jobs is

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