Paul Krugman

10/30/2014 - 2:02pm

    It's always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn't their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy demonstrators can't get what they want: With open voting, "You would...

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...

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...

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