Paul KrugmanPsychologists and business strategy experts talk about the problem of "escalation of commitment" — both people and organizations often double down on bad strategies because they refuse to admit previous error 2/
Are the wealthy addicted to money, competition, or just feeling important? Yes.
Paul KrugmanWhat a sad and terrifying article; it rings true given my limited association with the very rich. Our society has been raped and pillaged for the benefit of people who don't even get pleasure from their spoils
Our reporters followed all of the exchanges and fact-checked the candidates, providing context and explanation on the policy debates.
Paul KrugmanWell, I missed the debate. But one striking thing: this Times fact-check finds a couple of probably innocent misstatements over the course of three hours, nothing you would call a lie. Has Trump ever made it through 10 minutes without a brazen lie?
As WeWork crashes and Uber bleeds cash, the consumer-tech gold rush may be coming to an end.
Paul KrugmanSome investors I've talked to say that there's no comparison between recent delusions and the dotcom bubble — the dotcoms were silly, but their losses were trivial. Uber, WeWork, etc. are burning serious cash
Paul KrugmanReally not a central issue here, but since people are talking about the candidates' ages, saying "3 in their 70s" is pretty misleading. On average, a 70-year-old woman can expect to live another 16 years; a 77-year-old man only 10.
All the warnings were there. But President Trump’s reliance on his instincts, and his relationships, led him to ignore the consequences of a move that has emboldened Russia, Iran and the Islamic State.
Paul KrugmanDid he really follow his gut? Or did he follow his emoluments? Or did he get instructions from his friend Vladimir? We really have no idea what just happened, except that American interests were betrayed
This article deals with intentional homicides which are defined as “an unlawful death deliberately inflicted on one person by another person”.1 The data are presented as the homicide rate expressed as homicides per 100.000 inhabitants of a country...
Paul KrugmanBarr also blames secularists for crime and drug deaths, which is nuts. Secularism has definitely risen since the 1990s; meanwhile, violent crime has fallen dramatically. Internationally, the US is much more religious than other advanced countries 4/
How important would you say religion is in your own life -- very important, fairly important, or not very important? At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence?
Paul KrugmanBear in mind that around 1 in 5 Americans now profess no religious affiliation roughly the same as the number of Catholics. What would we say if the Attorney General gave a speech demonizing America's Catholics? 2/