Paul Krugman

02/26/2015 - 5:41pm

    Regular readers know that I sometimes mock "very serious people" - politicians and pundits who solemnly repeat conventional wisdom that sounds tough-minded and realistic. The trouble is that sounding serious and being serious are by no means the same thing, and some of...

02/12/2015 - 4:29pm

    On Monday, President Barack Obama will call for a significant increase in spending, reversing the harsh cuts of the past few years. He won't get all he's asking for, but it's a move in the right direction. And it also marks a welcome shift in...

02/05/2015 - 7:05pm

    In the five years (!) that have passed since the euro crisis began, clear thinking has been in notably short supply. But that fuzziness must now end. Recent events in Greece pose a fundamental challenge for Europe: Can it get past the myths and the...

01/30/2015 - 12:21am

    Alexis Tsipras, leader of the left-wing Syriza coalition, is about to become prime minister of Greece. He will be the first European leader elected on an explicit promise to challenge the austerity policies that have prevailed since 2010. And there will, of...

01/29/2015 - 11:44pm

    The United States and Europe have a lot in common. Both are multicultural and democratic; both are immensely wealthy; both possess currencies with global reach. Both, unfortunately, experienced giant housing and credit bubbles between 2000 and 2007, and...

01/29/2015 - 10:38pm

    It's now official: 2014 was the warmest year on record. You might expect this to be a politically important milestone. After all, climate change deniers have long used the blip of 1998 - an unusually hot year, mainly due to an upwelling of warm water in...

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