Paul Krugman

China's currency policy threatens to worsen world economy

Senior monetary officials usually talk in code. So when Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, spoke recently about Asia, international imbalances and the financial crisis, he didn’t...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

United States' real economic problem not debt, but politics

So, new budget projections show a cumulative deficit of $9 trillion over the next decade. According to many commentators, that's a terrifying number, requiring drastic action - in particular, of...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health-care plan mimics neither Canada nor Britain, but Swiss

It was the blooper heard round the world. In an editorial denouncing Democratic health-reform plans, Investor's Business Daily tried to frighten its readers by declaring that in Britain, where the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

To succeed with health care, Obama must recapture passion

There's a famous Norman Rockwell painting titled "Freedom of Speech," depicting an idealized American town meeting. The painting, part of a series illustrating FDR's "Four Freedoms," shows an...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Obama team's financial cures are not equal to its diagnosis

Would the Obama administration's plan for financial reform do what has to be done? Yes and no.Yes, the plan would plug some big holes in regulation. But as described, it wouldn't end the skewed...

DATE: June 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Inflation fears are unfounded worry in today's economic turmoil

Suddenly it seems as if everyone is talking about inflation. Stern opinion pieces warn that hyperinflation is just around the corner. And markets may be heeding these warnings: Interest rates on...

DATE: June 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Time to make banking boring again by regulating finance

Thirty-plus years ago, when I was a graduate student in economics, only the least ambitious of my classmates sought careers in the financial world. Even then, investment banks paid more than...

DATE: April 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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