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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Consider Yellen v. Geithner, Neera Tanden v. Peter Orszag. All highly qualified technocrats, but a huge increase in diversity and a lot more known commitment to a progressive agenda. 2/

Of course, a lot depends on what happens in GA. Rs will of course try to sabotage everything, so the difference between 49 and 50 seats is immense 3/

Marx was wrong: we're getting tragedy — a dangerous assault on democracy — and farce all at once. Four Seasons Total Landscaping, Melting Rudy, tiny desks, and now, trending on Twitter

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I wish I thought this really was an area of "bipartisan agreement". But everything I've seen says that the modern GOP is objectively on the side of wealthy tax cheats.

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This is an excellent summary of how to think about fiscal policy now: a bridge across the pandemic, then a shift to public investment, and don't fret about debt

Anyone who believes that McConnell won't sabotage Biden if he can is living in a fantasy world

The GOP has become the party of "Mommy, she said mean things about me!" Time to replace the elephant symbol with a snowflake

Tim Duy and I seem to be thinking along similar lines. This isn't the Great Recession; we may have a V-shaped recovery once the vaccine is widely distributed 1/

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America's response to the coronavirus is the worst in the world, which is shocking and has a lot to do with a leader who is completely unfit, temperamentally and intellectually, for the job 1/

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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.

I don't know if anyone else has said this, but payroll tax cuts are the hydroxychloroquine of economic policy. They won't do anything to solve the employment crisis, but will have dangerous side effects. Yet Trump remains obsessed with them as a cure 1/

Has anyone pointed out that Biden is capable of admitting error? That by itself puts him on a higher moral plane than you know who

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

Mnuchin is effectively trying to create a financial crisis, or at least make one more likely 1/

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

Another thought on Arizona's numbers: AZ, with 7 million people, is reporting as many new cases per day as the European Union, with 446 million.

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