Category Archives: paul krugman
Firebaggery does not become Mr. Krugman. This is what I expect of lesser minds: More and more, it’s becoming clear that progressives who had their hearts set on Obama were engaged in a huge act of self-delusion. Once you got … Continue reading
Yes, the public option will help reduce the deficit by holding down costs. That fact finally got prominent mention from Paul Krugman this morning as he called out the fence-sitters: (C)onsider the remarkable exchange that took place this week between … Continue reading
This is the first edition of a weekly blog in which I’ll round up the events that shape global politics. I’d like to call it Weekly World News, but I don’t want to be confused with Batboy. Still working on … Continue reading
Paul Krugman gets it: How did this global debt crisis happen? Why is it so widespread? The answer, I’d suggest, can be found in a speech Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, gave four years ago. At the time, Mr. … Continue reading
Dave Brooks is my favorite conservative columnist. That said, today’s article speaks pretty well on behalf of the conservative mind. Starting with fair words — “Obama’s budget is far more honest than the ones that preceded it” — Brooks moves … Continue reading
h/t The Big Picture: Good Bank, Bad Bank by Dr. Suess I’m joining the Krugman chorus. At this point, it’s time to nationalize the insolvent banks, sell off their assets, and let the market heal itself.
The tagline for this blog is more than a pun on Tip O’Neill’s famous aphorism. It’s a recognition of life in this millennium. When I started this website, it was with an eye to the interconnectedness of our age and … Continue reading