Paul Krugman

09/11/2014 - 2:44pm

    What is it that makes a powerful faction in our body politic demand tight money even in a depressed, low-inflation economy?

    On Thursday, the European Central Bank announced a series of new steps it was taking in an effort to boost Europe's...

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...

08/14/2014 - 6:31pm

    In the latest Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians - roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics with permissive social views - and asked whether we might be heading for a "libertarian moment." Well, probably not. Polling suggests that young Americans tend, if...

08/07/2014 - 2:59pm

    One of the best insults I've ever read came from Ezra Klein, who now is editor in chief of Vox.com. In 2007, he described Dick Armey, the former House majority leader, as "a stupid person's idea of what a thoughtful person sounds like."

    It's a...

08/07/2014 - 2:37pm

    Although the enemies of health reform will never admit it, the Affordable Care Act is looking more and more like a big success. Costs are coming in below predictions, while the number of uninsured Americans is dropping fast, especially in states that haven't tried to sabotage the program. Obamacare is...

07/31/2014 - 8:48pm

    The states, Justice Louis Brandeis famously pointed out, are the laboratories of democracy. And it's still true. For example, one reason we knew or should have known that Obamacare was workable was the post-2006 success of Romneycare in Massachusetts. More recently, Kansas went all-in on supply-side...

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