Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman is professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University and a regular columnist for The New York Times. Krugman was the 2008 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. He is the author of numerous books, including The Conscience of A Liberal, The Return of Depression Economics, and his most recent, End This Depression Now!.

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Thomas Piketty in his office at the Paris School of Economics, 2013. (Photo: Emmanuelle Marchadour) Views
Friday, April 11, 2014
Why We’re in a New Gilded Age
Thomas Piketty, professor at the Paris School of Economics, isn’t a household name, although that may change with the English-language publication of his magnificent, sweeping meditation on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century . Yet his influence runs deep. It has become a commonplace to...
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Monday, January 27, 2014
Paranoia of the Plutocrats
Rising inequality has obvious economic costs: stagnant wages despite rising product
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Monday, December 09, 2013
The Punishment Cure
Six years have passed since the United States economy entered the Great Recession, four and a half since it officially began to recover, but long-term unemployment remains disastrously high. And Republicans have a theory about why this is happening. Their theory is, as it happens, completely wrong.
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Saturday, December 07, 2013
The Pathetic Centrists
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Friday, November 22, 2013
Expanding Social Security
For many years there has been one overwhelming rule for people who wanted to be considered serious inside the Beltway. It was this: You must declare your willingness to cut Social Security in the name of “entitlement reform.” It wasn’t really about the numbers, which never supported the notion that Social Security faced an acute crisis.
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Friday, October 25, 2013
Addicted to the Apocalypse
Once upon a time, walking around shouting “The end is nigh” got you labeled a kook, someone not to be taken seriously.
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The Economics and Politics of Chaos
The best commentary I’ve seen on what just happened is visual, and can be seen here . Unfortunately, I don’t think I should put that image on a Times web site. But how did we get here? Interestingly, Ezra Klein implicitly offers two quite different interpretations.
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Friday, September 20, 2013
The Crazy Party
Early this year, Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, made headlines by telling his fellow Republicans that they needed to stop being the “stupid party.” Unfortunately, Mr. Jindal failed to offer any constructive suggestions about how they might do that.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
What Defunding Means
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Friday, July 12, 2013
Delusions of Libertarian Populism
Have you heard about “libertarian populism” yet? If not, you will. It will surely be touted all over the airwaves and the opinion pages by the same kind of people who assured you, a few years ago, that Representative Paul Ryan was the very model of a Serious, Honest Conservative. So let me make a helpful public service announcement: It’s bunk.
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