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Well, a couple of things. The first is that a good part of the media are essentially part of the machine. If you work for any Murdoch publication or network, or if you work for the Rev. Moon's empire, you're really not a journalist in the way that we used to think. You're basically just part of a propaganda machine. And that's a pretty large segment of the media.
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We've known all along that Donald Trump is belligerently ignorant about economics (and many other things). But up to this point that hasn't mattered much. He took office amid a sustained recovery that began under his predecessor, and that recovery had already lifted the U.S. economy to the point where ...
Professor Krugman argues, for the obvious reason that basing government decisions on falsehoods is bound to lead to bad results: “Listening to a garrulous old guy spout nonsense is annoying in the best of circumstances. But when this particular old guy controls the world's largest military, nukes included, ...

Imagine that you're listening to some garrulous old guy in a diner, telling you what's wrong with the world — which mainly involves how we're being victimized and taken advantage of by foreigners. You hear him out; after all, there have been approximately 17,000 news analyses telling us that garrulous old ...
Paul Krugman looks back on the past 20 years of macroeconomic policy and finds that his 1998 paper was more prescient than he or anyone could have imagined. Back then, many observers assumed that central bankers, particularly those at the Bank of Japan, need only increase the monetary base to ...
A funny thing is happening on the American scene: a powerful upwelling of decency. Suddenly, it seems as if the worst lack all conviction, while the best are filled with a passionate intensity. We don't yet know whether this will translate into political change. But we may be in the midst of a transformative ...
A funny thing is happening on the American scene: a powerful upwelling of decency. Suddenly, it seems as if the worst lack all conviction, while the best are filled with a passionate intensity. We don't yet know whether this will translate into political change. But we may be in the midst of a transformative ...

Wednesday, after listening to the heart-rending stories of those who lost children and friends in the Parkland school shooting — while holding a cue card with empathetic-sounding phrases — Donald Trump proposed arming schoolteachers. It says something about the state of our national discourse that ...
Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate in economics, chatted with Andreas Kluth, editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Global, and Ellen Frauenknecht of broadcaster ARD. On the euro crisis, he "got the economics right, but the politics wrong." On Trump, he urges Europeans: "Stand up for values" and "don't normalize".
Last month, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) came under fire for celebrating the $1.50 weekly raise a public school secretary stands to gain from the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Ryan's outrageous statement is even more preposterous if you actually crunch the numbers. As Paul Krugman writes in his ...
So you go out for dinner with a wealthy acquaintance. “I'll take care of everything,” he says, and orders you a hamburger. Then he orders himself an expensive steak and a bottle of wine, which he doesn't share. And when the waiter comes with the check, he points at you and says, “Charge it to his credit ...
It's a sad commentary on the state of affairs in America that we need to spend time debunking the Tax Foundation “model” of the effects of GOP ...
Paul Krugman, New York Times opinion columnist and distinguished professor in economics at the CUNY Graduate Center and at CUNY's ...
According to news reports, Donald Trump wanted the House Republican tax “reform” bill to be called the Cut Cut Cut Act. Alas, he didn't get his ...
That Paul Krugman is an excellent economist goes without saying, but that's not to insist that he's perfect. How he is as a political columnist is ...
Paul Ryan speaking about the Republican tax plan on Thursday. Credit Al Drago for The New York Times. It really is amazing to watch this ...
A lot, indeed most, of the action in the current tax fight will involve corporate taxes. And these are, unfortunately, a nasty, tricksy subject.
But people, as Nobel winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman told an audience of more than 800 at the University of ...

OK, this analysis from Steven M. Rosenthal at the Tax Policy Center is revelatory. It makes a simple point, but one everyone — myself included ...
As Paul Krugman writes in his Monday column, "We are ruled by men who never admit error, never apologize and, crucially, never learn from ...
I should probably not be wasting time on this. But it seems as if practically the whole wing of more or less respectable conservative economists ...
As many people have been pointing out, Trump's decision to cancel cost-sharing subsidies for health plans is a rare policy trifecta: it raises ...
The situation in Iowa remains horrifying. More than a third of the population has been without clean water for three weeks, and waterborne ...
Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms ...
Paul Krugman, the Nobel winning economist and New York Times columnist, said Tuesday that he doesn't think investors are worried enough ...
Like the vast majority of economists, I was delighted to see Richard Thaler get the Nobel. Anyone with a bit of sense – a group that, believe it or ...
I'm hearing from various sources that the Tax Foundation's assessment of the Senate plan, which purports to show huge growth effects and lots ...
I very much doubt that additional facts or analysis are going to matter much for the fate of the Trump tax cuts. It's obvious to pretty much ...
AMHERST -- Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and a columnist for The New York Times, will speak Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. ...
Right now it looks as if tax “reform” — actually it's just cuts — may go the way of Obamacare repeal. Initial assessments of the plan are brutal, ...
Who rules the American right? I fairly often find myself talking with people who see either the nation as a whole or at least the right side of the ...
The New York Times columnist writes that Trump is unfit to be president, citing recent examples of the president's actions and lack thereof. 0 ...
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, most Americans believe Donald Trump is unfit to be president. That's remarkable. But how much higher ...
I liked Binyamin Appelbaum's historical comparison of the Trump tax cut with Reagan and Bush, although such a comparison risks suggesting ...
On Saturday pretty much the entire medical sector — groups representing doctors, hospitals, and insurers — released an extraordinary open ...
“Everything about recent experience,” Paul Krugman said a year ago, “suggests that the world desperately needs fiscal expansion to boost ...
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman blasted the Republican Party's latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Friday as ...
Bill Cassidy, at the podium, and Lindsay Graham, far left, answered questions about their health care proposal in Washington on Tuesday.
The proof is in his comfort with white supremacists, his thirst for cutting taxes for the rich, and as Paul Krugman writes in his Monday column, his ...
It's 9/11 again – and almost nobody is commemorating the anniversary. It didn't even occur to me to use my print column space for the purpose, ...
AMHERST - Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist, is scheduled to appear at the University of ...
Protesters marching in support of DACA on Tuesday, in Washington.Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times. Trump's decision to kill DACA ...
As sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Joe Arpaio engaged in blatant racial discrimination. His officers systematically targeted Latinos, often ...
The disaster in Houston is partly Mother Nature — natural disasters will happen sometimes whatever we did — but with a powerful assist from ...
Fascism, American Style. Paul Krugman AUG. 28, 2017. Continue reading the main story Share This Page. Continue reading the main story. Share; Tweet ...
What has been less explored is the massive harm he's doing to our physical environment. And as Paul Krugman writes in his Friday column, ...
Anyone with eyes — eyes not glued to Fox News, anyway — has long realized that President Donald Trump is utterly incapable, morally and ...
Everyone seems to be reporting that Steve Bannon is out. I have no insights about the palace intrigue; and anyone who thinks Trump will ...
Not so fast, cautions Paul Krugman in his Monday column. In his first post-Charlottesville dispatch, Krugman reminds us that Palin “was harshly ...
A recent headline in The New York Times: “It's Not Your Imagination: Summers Are Getting Hotter,” highlighted a decade-by-decade statistical ...
The odds of a self-inflicted US debt crisis now look pretty good: hard-line Republicans are eager to hold the economy hostage, Democrats are ...


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