Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” “The Age of Diminished Expectations” + more.
Not, in the end, all that different from, say, Belgium, even adjusting for somewhat smaller population 3/
Of course there's a great deal of hardship; many businesses have already gone under, and the end of unemployment supplements will mean disaster for many. But don't say that America was incapable of dealing with this; last I heard, NYC was part of America 5/
It's in the Book of Armaments, Chapter two, verses nine through twenty-one 1/
"Trump’s unemployment benefit boost would be a new program that could take months to set up." Trump's CCSP — Country Club Stimulus Plan — is policy theater, not actual policy
In 2018, according to the Rockefeller Institute, KY received $45 billion more in federal expenditures than it paid in federal taxes. That was more than 20% of state GDP
So, do you want to know what I think about the choice of Harris? No, of course you don't. You have no idea how much peace of mind that gives me.
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/
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.
One of the defining features of the US Covid debacle has been refusal to learn from other countries. Now, as much of the country prepares to open schools, we should — but won't — look at what happened in Israel
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.