Paul Krugman

09/03/2015 - 5:19pm

    There are many things we should remember about the events of late August and early September 2005, and the political fallout shouldn’t be near the top of the list. Still, the disaster in New Orleans did the Bush administration a great deal of damage — and conservatives have never stopped trying to take...

08/13/2015 - 3:28pm

    This was, according to many commentators, going to be the election cycle Republicans got to show off their “deep bench.” The race for the nomination would include experienced governors like Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, fresh thinkers like Rand...

08/13/2015 - 2:55pm

    On Friday the government of Puerto Rico announced that it was about to miss a bond payment. It claimed that for technical legal reasons this wouldn’t be a default, but that’s a distinction without a difference.

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08/06/2015 - 5:35pm

    Politicians who preside over economic booms often develop delusions of competence. You can see this domestically: Jeb Bush imagines that he knows the secrets of economic growth because he happened to be governor when Florida was experiencing a giant housing...

07/31/2015 - 8:42pm

    Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn’t, as far as anyone can tell. What it did do was provide a huge...

07/31/2015 - 8:16pm

    Goodbye, Chicago boys. Hello, MIT gang.

    If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the term “Chicago boys” was originally used to refer to Latin American economists,...

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