Soaking the very rich makes good economic sense

I have no idea how well Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will perform as a member of Congress. But her election is already serving a valuable purpose. The thought of having a young, telegenic nonwhite...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

Here’s how a Green New Deal could be practical

Let’s be honest with ourselves: The new Democratic majority in the House won’t be able to enact new legislation. I’ll be astonished if there are bipartisan deals on anything important – even on...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

America! Here is your case for practical socialism

I’ve had several interviews lately in which I was asked whether capitalism had reached a dead end, and needed to be replaced with something else. I’m never sure what the interviewers have in mind;...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Paul Krugman

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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