Paul Krugman

Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels: brief encounters of the ‘textbook generic’ kind

The dignity of the presidential office has plummeted to a new improbable low with the revelations from the adult film star. Obviously this column is clearing its diary to hear the whole story<p>Even for a messy president who lives for the drama, it must have hurt that Donald Trump’s inaugural Fake …

Donald Trump

Macroeconomics can be more open without losing rigour

The Oxford project to rebuild macroeconomic theory that we have covered this week leaves little doubt that mainstream macroeconomics is in deep need …

Keynesian Economics

Big Picture Investing: Stay Above The Political Fray

Political discourse tends toward misrepresenting macroeconomic trends investors need to be aware of.<p>No better example exists than the widespread …

Business

Donald Trump’s Fake News Mistake

After more than two weeks of build-up, my fellow press critic Donald Trump finally tweeted a link to his Fake News Awards. The awards, which he deemed important, were selected to single out “the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media” for proper scorn.<p>But Trump’s list of 11 winners (or …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has given Paul Krugman a ‘Fake News Award’ – but did the economist really get it so wrong?

Without wishing to tax your mind unduly, I wonder if Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards aren’t in fact an exercise in Fake News themselves, as some of …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Fake Media Awards were a historic disaster

It’s a common refrain on the far right that the joy of supporting Donald J. Trump is watching him “drive the libs crazy.” Well, the president …

Liberal View

America's '2+2=5 moment' is a scary lurch toward autocracy | Will Bunch

The third week of January in 2018 felt like a perfect time to join the “girther” movement. You know, the growing number of Americans who refuse to …

Kirstjen Nielsen

Fact-checked: The reality behind Donald Trump's fake news awards

Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted "Fake News Awards" late on Wednesday, escalating his already persistent attacks on a number of major US media outlets.<p>The awards dropped hours after a senator from Mr Trump's own Republican party hurled a stinging rebuke at the president, …

Donald Trump

What's Next for the Flagging Bitcoin Cryptocurrency

It doesn't look good.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Things aren’t looking so great for bitcoin right now. …

Cryptocurrency

Trump's Fake News "Awards" Are Here, and They're Just a Chance for Trump to Beat on CNN

With bated breath, American journalists have waited for President Donald Trump to release his list of the worst media outlets in the country. He …

Liberal View

What Is a Bubble? Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Price Plunge Prompts Investor Alarm

Since hitting a December high price of $20,000, bitcoin has fallen nearly 50 percent, to a price of $11,490 on Tuesday, according to the CoinDesk …

Cryptocurrency

The wobbly foundations of macroeconomics

The core of mainstream macroeconomic theory, the DSGE model, matters because it shapes, directs and, to some degree, constrains the answers economic …

Economics

A Work Requirement for Medicaid Isn't 'Cruel'

Obamacare greatly expanded the number of beneficiaries, many of whom could be expected to work.<p>“The Trump administration’s action today is cruel,” said Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey. The new policy is “the latest salvo of the Trump administration’s war on health care,” …

Opinion

'What a Loathsome Little Demagogue You Are': Tucker Blasts Chicago Alderman Over Illegal Immigration Insider

<b>NYT's Paul Krugman Headlines Trump Fake News Awards</b><p><b>Juan Williams: Donald Trump Deserves 'Lifetime Achievement Award for Fake News'</b><p><b>MD University Employs 'White Supremacy Pyramid' in Education Class</b><p>Tucker Carlson held a fierce debate with a Democratic Chicago alderman over the illegal immigration …

Tucker Carlson

One year later, why Trump is still polarizing the polls

The Dow roared past 26,000 for a time yesterday, and President Trump wants more credit.<p>I've always said that presidents get more praise than they deserve when the market goes up—the result of millions of business decisions—and more blame than they deserve when it tanks. But you can be sure that if …

U.S. Politics

MD University Employs 'White Supremacy Pyramid' in Education Class Insider

<b>Juan Williams: Donald Trump Deserves 'Lifetime Achievement Award for Fake News'</b><p><b>'As Honorable As They Come': Bob Dole Awarded Congressional Gold Medal</b><p>A publicly-funded university on Maryland's eastern shore now has a required class for early education majors called "Diversity and the Self," which …

Racism

Britain may be on the brink of a productivity breakthrough

Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman once said: “productivity isn’t everything, but, in the long run it is almost everything”.<p>Hammering home …

Economics

What macroeconomists actually do

What do macroeconomists actually do? Without an answer to that question, it is difficult to articulate what they might be doing wrong. The rebuilding …

Economics

How not to think

Few if any books ever published can have promised the reader as much as <i>How to Think</i>, by Professor Alan Jacobs.<p>I hope I am not giving too much away if …

British Philosophy

Kraken, Korea and a Whole Lotta Crazy

News<p><b>This week in bitcoin was all about Korea, although every week in bitcoin is all about Korea. Markets dropping? Blame Korea. Markets soaring?</b> …

Bitcoin

This Week in Media Bias History: Comparing GOP Congressmen to the KKK

<p>In 1999, journalist Eleanor Clift compared House Republicans during the impeachment of Bill Clinton to the Ku Klux Klan. In 2011, sleazy New York …

Conservative View

Trump thought Only Black People Were on Welfare

Keynesian Economics

Paul Krugman: We’re losing two critical safeguards against despotism in Trump’s White House

Without these, our democracy is seriously at risk<p>Donald Trump is not the first mediocre president of the United States, Krugman reminds weary Americans in his Tuesday column. The problem, however, is not only that Trump feels the need to refer to himself as a "very stable genius," but that the …

U.S. Politics

How to Dollar-Cost Average Buy and Hodl Cryptocurrency Like A Boss

Finance<p><b>If you’ve been into cryptocurrencies long enough, you’d know that the price of bitcoin changes very often. There are plenty of bitcoiners who</b> …

Investing

Blatant Blue State Hypocrisy

Posted: Jan 13, 2018 12:01 AM<p>You’ve got to admire the full frontal audacity of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, …

Conservative View

GOP Myth Number One: Regulations Are Stifling Our Economy

<i>This article first appeared on Dorf on Law.</i><p>One of the myths that Republicans have successfully planted in the mind of the media is that American …

Barack Obama

Authers Note: A Real Bad Call

<i>Sign up to receive Authers’ Note daily by email here</i><p>Back In September 2016, with an epic election campaign in full swing there was a big event in the …

Arcade Fire

Paul Krugman Likes to Make fun of Bitcoin's Problems

Keynesian Economics

Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People

In the past week alone, the Trump administration has announced it will end protection for 200,000 Salvadorans currently residing in the U.S. and …

Liberal View

Paul Krugman Is Dead Wrong About Trump Medicare Plan, Gets Called Out on Twitter

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would allow states to require people who receive government-funded medical coverage through …

Conservative View