Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” “The Age of Diminished Expectations” + more.

China’s Naked Emperors

nytimes.com — Politicians who preside over economic booms often develop delusions of competence. You can see this domestically: Jeb Bush imagines that he knows the secrets of economic growth because he happened to be governor when Florida was experiencing a giant housing bubble, and he had the good luck to leave office just before it burst.
Jul 31, 2015

nyti.ms/1JV0w6c Paul Krugman on Chinese government stock market intervention: "the nation’s rulers have no idea what they’re doing."

Jul 31, 2015

Yes: China’s stock market shenanigans make you question the whole “the Party are geniuses” thing nytimes.com/2015/07/31/opi…

Jul 31, 2015

.@NYTimesKrugman: China's Leaders Can't Stave Off Slowdown Of Economy nyti.ms/1JV0w6c

Jul 31, 2015

RT @ASchneider_HPM: .@NYTimesKrugman: China's Leaders Can't Stave Off Slowdown Of Economy nyti.ms/1JV0w6c

Dentists and Skin in the Game

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com — Wonkblog has a post inspired by the dentist who paid a lot of money to shoot Cecil the lion, asking why he - and dentists in general - make so much money. Interesting stuff; I've never really thought about the economics of dental care.

Migration is not a crime, but the way it’s discussed is criminal

leftoutside.wordpress.com — Carl Packman has very nicely leap frogged from my post to a discussion on the limitation the left faces when discussing immigration. Nice enough for him this is now the second post of his which has been cross posted to LibCon, and as usual for posts on immigration it has incited a very "lively" discussion....

State Growth Versus National Growth

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com — It still seems kind of incredible that Jeb Bush is running in large part on claims that Florida's growth during his governorship shows that he knows how to bring prosperity. In effect, he's saying "Trust me - I presided over a giant bubble!"
Jul 29, 2015

"sate growth rates tell us very little about what kinds of policies might work at a national level." nyti.ms/1DaR8ON

Second-best Macroeconomics

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com — There's a paradox about economic policy since the Great Recession, one that is often acknowledged implicitly but rarely stated directly. On one side, the economic problems facing both the United States and Europe have been quite straightforward and comprehensible.
Jul 28, 2015

.@NYTimeskrugman writes about Obamacare. I mean, Dodd Frank. No, I mean central banks & the Euro: krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/sec…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @INETeconomics: What are “second best” macroeconomic policies and why are we forced to use them? nyti.ms/1VLNxNg

The New York Times

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com — In my inbox: NEW HAMPSHIRE: TRUMP LEADS, BUSH SECOND Christie, Walker, Cruz may be most hurt by Trump West Long Branch, NJ - Donald Trump holds a sizable edge in the Monmouth University Poll of likely New Hampshire Republican presidential primary voters, with a 2-to-1 edge over his nearest rival Jeb Bush.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @ryanlcooper: Krug: "I am starting to hedge my bets a bit. Maybe [Trump] really can get the nomination." krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/tru…

Jul 28, 2015

Krugman: "I am starting to hedge my bets a bit. Maybe [Trump] really can get the nomination.” nyti.ms/1JOqwA2

Paul Krugman: Zombies against Medicare

post-gazette.com — Medicare turns 50 this week, and it's been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn't. What it did do was provide a huge improvement in financial security for seniors and their families, and in many cases it has literally been a lifesaver.

Zombies against Medicare

seattletimes.com — Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn't, as far as anyone can tell.

Column: Zombies against Medicare

tampabay.com — Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn't, as far as anyone can tell.

The New York Times

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com — People are apparently shocked, shocked to learn that Greece did indeed have plans to introduce a parallel currency if necessary. I mean, really: it would have been shocking if there weren't contingency plans. Preparing for something you know might happen doesn't show that you want it to happen.
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