Paul Krugman

08/19/2014 - 12:47am

    It's hard to believe, but almost six years have passed since the fall of Lehman Bros. ushered in the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Many people, myself included, would like to move on to other subjects. But we can't, because the crisis is by no means over. Recovery is far from complete, and the wrong policies could still turn economic weakness...

07/31/2014 - 8:19pm

    For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits and rising debt were the most important issue facing America. Serious people constantly issued dire warnings that the United States risked turning into another Greece any day now. President...

07/21/2014 - 1:31am

    The first step toward recovery is admitting that you have a problem. That goes for political movements as well as individuals. So I have some advice for so-called reform conservatives trying to rebuild the intellectual vitality of the right: You need to start by facing up to the fact that your movement is in the...

07/18/2014 - 1:14pm

    How many Americans know how health reform is going? For that matter, how many people in the news media are following the positive developments?

    I suspect that the answer to the first question is "Not many," while the answer to the second is "Possibly...

07/14/2014 - 2:47am

    One unhappy lesson we've learned in recent years is that economics is a far more political subject than we liked to imagine. Well, duh, you may say. But, before the financial crisis, many economists - even, to some extent, yours truly - believed that there was a fairly broad professional consensus on some...

07/10/2014 - 1:53am

    On Sunday, The Times published an article by the political scientist Brendan Nyhan about a troubling aspect of the current American scene - the stark partisan divide over issues that should be simply factual, like whether the planet is warming or evolution happened. It's common to attribute such divisions to...

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