GOP leaders never really cared about deficits

Lehman Bros. failed 10 years ago. The U.S. economy was already in a recession, but Lehman’s fall and the chaos that followed sent it off a cliff: Six and a half million jobs would be lost during...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

Krugman: Justice Kavanaugh will destroy the Constitution

At a fundamental level, the attempt to jam Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court closely resembles the way Republicans passed a tax cut last year. Once again, we see a rushed, nakedly partisan...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

Krugman: It can happen here

Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a friend of mine – an expert on international relations – made a joke: “Now that Eastern Europe is free from the alien ideology of communism, it can return...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

Krugman: Nancy Pelosi is a better leader than you realize

Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

Krugman: The price of blocking technical progress on renewables is high

Peter Thiel, Facebook investor and Donald Trump supporter, is by all accounts a terrible person. He did, however, come up with one classic line about the disappointments of modern technology: “We...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

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