Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman


Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” “The Age of Diminished Expectations” + more.

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Two statistical snapshots. First, I've been amazed recently at seemingly well-informed people who imagine that America is a high-tax nation, and were apparently unaware how low our taxes are compared with other advanced economies 3/

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The French are *more* likely than Americans to have jobs during their prime working years 3/

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And they live longer than we do — a gap that has grown a lot over time 4/

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Oh, and the main reason their GDP per capita is lower than ours is that they take much more vacation. If all that sounds to you like a socialist hellhole, well, I guess you're entitled to your opinion. 5/

This is a very nice piece on life in "socialist" Finland, which isn't socialist and where life is pretty good 1/

I think I forgot to mention yesterday why I think France's biggest problem is hypochondria. My sense is that too many members of the French elite believe the trashing their economy routinely gets from Anglo-Saxon critics, and imagine that there's some truth to it 5/

Jews are in fact a relatively high-income group: 44 percent have incomes over 100K, compared with 19 percent for the population at large 2/

They're also very Democratic: they voted for Clinton in 2016 by 71-23 3/

You see, there are things that matter more than money. And if you're Jewish and have any sense of history, you know that if white nationalists get to rule, you-know-who is always next in line 4/

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So did Trump just betray the Kurds because (a) He has business interests in Turkey (b) Erdogan, being a brutal autocrat, is his kind of guy (c) His boss Vladimir Putin told him to Remarkable that all three stories are perfectly plausible.

Remember: the two main means-tested programs in America are Medicaid and SNAP (food stamps). In each case most beneficiaries are children, elderly, or disabled. The idea that we're handing out billions to lazy bums is false and slanderous.

Susan Collins says she's concerned about deficits, and that's why she's voting for the tax bill. I'm watching my weight, and that's why I'm having a huge piece of pie with ice cream.

Think about what it means that Jimmy Kimmel has evidently done more homework on health than any Republican senator over the past 8 years

Let's be clear: a candidate for president promised to put his opponent in jail if he wins. Everything else is secondary.

I read the news today, oh boy. Shocked at how little there is about the anti-democratic coup in Wisconsin. A once-progressive US state has just been turned into Hungary on the Great Lakes. Where's the wave of outrage?

We are, as pointed out many times, lowest-taxed major advanced nation. Repetition of this lie shows contempt for intelligence of public

This sort of confirms Warren's whole worldview, doesn't? Big Finance, given the choice between treason and a wealth tax, chooses treason

I'm old enough to remember when Presidential Medals of Freedom were given for showing courage and making sacrifices on behalf of the nation and the world. Tiger Woods ... hits golf balls for money

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