Paul Krugman

10/16/2014 - 3:57pm

    What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?

    OK, the federal budget hasn't actually been balanced. But the Congressional Budget Office has tallied up the totals for fiscal 2014, which ran through the end of September, and...

10/16/2014 - 11:50am

    Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, gaining control of both houses of Congress, they won't gain much in conventional terms: They're already able to block legislation, and they still won't be able to pass anything over the president...

10/09/2014 - 3:01pm

    Last week, Bill Gross, the so-called bond king, abruptly left PIMCO, the investment firm he had managed for decades. People who follow the financial industry were shocked but not exactly surprised; tales of internal troubles at PIMCO had been all over the...

10/02/2014 - 4:27pm

    Last week John Boehner, the speaker of the House, explained to an audience at the American Enterprise Institute what's holding back employment in America: laziness. People, he said, have "this idea" that "I really don't have to work....

10/02/2014 - 4:02pm

    Liberals talk about circumstances; conservatives talk about character.

    This intellectual divide is most obvious when the subject is the persistence of poverty in a wealthy nation. Liberals focus...

10/02/2014 - 3:45pm

    Half a century ago, a classic essay in The New Yorker titled "Our Invisible Poor" took on the then-prevalent myth that America was an affluent society with only a few "pockets of poverty." For many, the facts about poverty came as a...

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