Paul Krugman

10/23/2014 - 2:47pm

    Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America.

    OK, I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all...

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...

09/25/2014 - 12:14pm

    This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will anyone believe the good news?

    I've just been reading two new reports on the economics of fighting climate...

09/25/2014 - 10:55am

    Last week I participated in a conference organized by Rethinking Economics, a student-run group hoping to promote, you guessed it, a rethinking of economics. And Mammon knows that economics needs rethinking in the wake of a disastrous crisis, a crisis that...

09/18/2014 - 4:28pm

    Wish I'd said that! Earlier this week, Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica, writing on The Times' DealBook blog, compared people who keep predicting runaway inflation to "true believers whose faith in a predicted apocalypse persists even after it...

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