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

Paul Krugman: The Siberian candidate

post-gazette.com — If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin's man in the White House? The Trump campaign's behavior has quite a few foreign policy experts wondering just what kind of hold Mr. Putin has over the Republican nominee. I'm not talking about merely admiring the dictator's "strength" and wanting to emulate his actions.

The Siberian candidate

sacbee.com — If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin's man in the White House? This should be a ludicrous, outrageous question. After all, he must be a patriot - he even wears hats promising to make America great again. But we're talking about a ludicrous, outrageous candidate.

Commentary: The Siberian candidate?

timesunion.com — the Trump campaign's recent behavior has quite a few foreign policy experts wondering just what kind of hold Putin has over the Republican nominee and whether that influence will continue if he wins. All of this is, or should be, deeply disturbing; what would the news media be saying if major figures in the Democratic Party routinely praised leftist dictators?

Will Fear Strike Out?

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com — If you want to feel good about the state of America, you could do a lot worse than what I did this morning: take a run in Riverside Park. There are people of all ages, and, yes, all races exercising, strolling hand in hand, playing with their dogs, kicking soccer balls and throwing Frisbees.

Donald Trump, the Siberian Candidate

nytimes.com — If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin's man in the White House? This should be a ludicrous, outrageous question. After all, he must be a patriot - he even wears hats promising to make America great again. But we're talking about a ludicrous, outrageous candidate.

Donald Trump gets a pass when media persist in ‘bothsidesism’

kansascity.com — When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, many people treated it as a joke. Nothing he has done or said since makes him look better. On the contrary, his policy ignorance has become even more striking, his positions more extreme and the flaws in his character more obvious, and he has repeatedly demonstrated a level of contempt for the truth that is unprecedented in American politics.

Both sides now? | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

hawaiitribune-herald.com — When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, many people treated it as a joke. Nothing he has done or said since makes him look better. On the contrary, his policy ignorance has become even more striking, his positions more extreme, the flaws in his character more obvious, and he has demonstrated repeatedly a level of contempt for the truth that is unprecedented in American politics.

Bull market reflects weakness, not strength, in the economy

kansascity.com — Like most economists, I don't usually have much to say about stocks. Stocks are even more susceptible than other markets to popular delusions and the madness of crowds, and stock prices generally have a lot less to do with the state of the economy or its future prospects than many people believe.

Alaska Dispatch News

adn.com — When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, many people treated it as a joke. Nothing he has done or said since makes him look better. On the contrary, his policy ignorance has become even more striking, his positions more extreme, the flaws in his character more obvious, and he has repeatedly demonstrated a level of contempt for the truth that is unprecedented in American politics.

The GOP’s Original Sin

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com — Norm Ornstein has a piece in Vox laying out, once again, his (and Mann's) thesis that the GOP went off the rails, becoming a radical party with little regard for truth, a long time ago. He's right, of course; I've been saying much the same thing since the early 2000s, notably in the introduction to my book The Great Unraveling.
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Jul 23, 2016

Still boggled at the notion of crime as an electoral issue (chart ends at 2013, but no significant change since) https://t.co/enJgjCEraB

Jul 23, 2016

RT @HeerJeet: Trump hates Pocahontas, Pence hates Mulan. Trump/Pence 2016 is the anti-Disney ticket.

Jul 23, 2016

Good review by Brad DeLong. There are still real policy issues out there! The Scary Debate Over Secular Stagnation  http://www.milkenreview.org/articles/the-scary-debate-over-secular-stagnation#.V5NjfjC0O39.twitter 

Jul 22, 2016

RT @ThePlumLineGS: I hear Hillary has taken the unorthodox step of picking both Bowles and Simpson as veep choices, and will let them fight it out. #Centrism

Jul 22, 2016

like Bowles-Simpson. But maybe, maybe, "views differ on shape of planet" can be pushed back in the face of Trump. One has to try.

Jul 22, 2016

5. Sometimes, after all, the media do drop their pretense of balance. Unfortunately, it tends to be for the wrong things

Jul 22, 2016

4. But you can, maybe, embarrass the bothsiders -- at least somewhat deter the urge to be "balanced" when there is no balance.

Jul 22, 2016

3. Also there's the chump factor: people simply will not accept that they were that badly misled -- sort of political "when prophecy fails"

Jul 22, 2016

2. Even if we had tapes of Putin giving the man his marching orders, supporters would just claim they were fake and media biased.


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