Paul KrugmanImagine a variation on the famous Milgram experiment. In this one, instead of getting people to torture others, the authority figure would act in an increasingly demented fashion, to test how long they continued to follow his instructions 1/
Riding grew harder as I grew older. Then I got an electric bicycle.
Paul KrugmanNon-policy: I've seen the joy e-bikes bring. I do moderately strenuous bike trips to clear my head every summer, and so far I can still do it without aid. But I'm 66, I see others using e-bikes, and can easily imagine doing it when the time comes
The unprecedented expansion of the money supply could make the '70s look benign.
Paul Krugmanpredicting runaway inflation and interest rates from Bernanke/Obama policies
- predicting a miracle from Brownback policies in Kansas
- predicting disaster from Jerry Brown policies in CA 5/
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo privately told business executives and free traders that the trade war could end by the 2020 election and that hurdles to an immediate agreement still exist.
Paul KrugmanThe Trump economic team is getting a lot of well-deserved ridicule over its current panic. But the whole GOP has been in deep voodoo for a long time. As witness Mike Pompeo's meeting with the "Committee to Unleash Prosperity" 1/
Paul KrugmanMike Pompeo meeting with the "committee to unleash prosperity," founded by the men who advised Sam Brownback, the Kansas tax-slasher, who took office at the same time as CA's tax-hiking Jerry Brown 1/
NEW YORK—Bemoaning the paper’s recent series focusing on the role slavery played in American history, Newt Gingrich slammed The New York Times’ 1619 Project Monday as shameless abolitionist propaganda. “What we’re seeing is the tragic decline of The...
Paul KrugmanIsn't The Onion supposed to do satire, not straight reporting?
- predicting doom from Bill Clinton's tax hike
- when the economy boomed instead, giving credit to Reagan
- proclaiming a "Bush boom"
- ridiculing those warning about housing as "bubbleheads"
- denying any possibility of recession in 2008 4/
President Donald Trump drew so much attention this past week on matters ranging from wanting to buy Greenland to a supporter’s weight problems, that it was easy to miss some of his more stinging remarks on trade.
Paul KrugmanIn case you were wondering whether recent market developments have induced any rethinking of the proposition that trade wars are good and easy to win, Trump sounds ready to launch another front against Europe 1/