We can save our broken economic system from itself.
Paul KrugmanVery good and smart from one of our greatest economists. (I don't think laypeople fully appreciate Joe's greatness as a theorist) "Progressive capitalism" is a good phrase, in part because it does involve reviving a lot of the original progressive agenda
President Trump’s unpredictable style has brought foreign countries to the negotiating table. But will it result in the United States leaving with more?
Paul KrugmanBeyond that, Trump is in general introducing a lot of uncertainty regarding future trade policy – deliberately, bc he thinks that gives him leverage. But if uncertainty has large costs, this means that overall Trump position hurts us 4/
Last month, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez accepted an invitation from GOP Rep. Andy Barr to visit his district in Kentucky. But last Friday, the goodwill seemed to flip.
Paul KrugmanNow we have a perfect illustration: Rep. Andy Barr invited AOC to get mugged by, I mean, talk to coal miners in his KY district about the Green New Deal. But it turns out that there aren't any coal miners in his district! 2/
Will nostalgia for a much-shrunken industry destroy the planet?
Paul KrugmanI've argued for a while that "coal country" hasn't been coal country for a long time; the local economies depend far more on things like health care, and the coal obsession gets in the way of addressing real issues 1/
Defenders of the writing style have lobbied to revive it in schools, igniting a debate about American values and exposing intergenerational fault lines.
Paul KrugmanI just scribbled down some notes on this article, which say ... hmm, I can't read my own handwriting anymore
More seriously, this is a real issue for things like exams – students complain of not having enough time, partly because they're printing
I have just read a paper called “Political science, punditry, and the Corbyn problem’ by Peter Allen, a Reader in comparative politics at...
Paul KrugmanA really interesting piece from @sjwrenlewis on British media failures, in particular the failure to appreciate how far right the Tories had gone. Obvious parallels with US, where many pundits somehow keep being surprised by GOP extremism
A surprising, important difference between the Green New Deal and Medicare for all.
Paul KrugmanPurity vs. Pragmatism, Environment vs. Health
Paul KrugmanGND vs M4A: I'd take either gladly if we can get them, but I think the Green New Deal is smart strategy but Medicare for All -- as opposed to plans that let private insurance continue -- isn't