Paul Krugman

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Inauguration Blues

Despite the deepest hopes of many die-hard Trump supporters that the outgoing president would somehow snatch victory from defeat at the eleventh hour, Joe Biden is to be inaugurated today.  Our second nominally Catholic president shall no doubt wish to ceremonially cloak himself in Kennedy’s mantle; unfortunately for him, both COVID-19 restrictions and the odd [...]

The Year of Krugman Thuggishness

  In 2008, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. At that time, it wasn't hard to imagine the Swedes were rewarding Krugman for eight years of blasting George W. Bush. In other words, the Nobel Prize truly matched its namesake: Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. Krugman regularly throws rhetorical [...]

Free To Die?

  Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, in his New York Times column titled "Free to Die" (9/15/2011), pointed out that back in 1980, his late fellow Nobel laureate Milton Friedman lent his voice to the nation's shift to the political right in his famous 10-part TV series, Free To Choose. Nowadays, Krugman says, "'free to [...]

It’s Shut-Up Time for Paul Krugman

Jeremy Warner, assistant editor of The Daily Telegraph and prominent British economics journalist, has a message for liberal economist Paul Krugman: Please shut up. The occasion for the remark -- and come on, we've all been thinking it -- was Krugman's recent and wholly unsolicited criticism of Britain's deficit reduction plan. Professor Krugman suggests that [...]

Paul Krugman: Save the filibuster! Ban the filibuster!

The New York Times' house economist Paul Krugman is no fan of the filibuster... at least, when it's used against the kinds of intrusive, big government legislation he promotes. In March 2005, he warned America that "extremists" were trying to eliminate the filibuster to push through their partisan (and pro-life) judges. But now that Obama [...]

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