Tag Archives: Paul Krugman

Confession Time: Money Printing Enthusiasts Should Admit the Obvious

Imagine a football coach who hasn’t caught onto the game’s complexities and continues to run the same play – call it a fullback dive – over and over. When I read calls for more monetary stimulus, I feel as though … Continue reading

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Adding Real, Present-Day People to Old Movie Scripts

Paul Krugman meets Hannibal Lecter, Barack Obama stymies E.T., Ben Bernanke advises H.I. McDunnough, and more…

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Testing Krugman’s Debt Reduction Strategy (And Finding It Fails)

Nike recently published a series of ads declaring “winning takes care of everything,” in reference to Tiger Woods’s recapture of the world #1 golfer ranking. The slogan went over with certain critics like an illegal ball drop. Many economists insist … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Change Focus From Reinhart-Rogoff Witch Hunts to Krugman’s Contradictions

You may have seen the new skirmishes this weekend in the very public debate about Carmen Reinhart’s and Kenneth Rogoff’s government debt research. Reinhart and Rogoff (I’ll call them RR) posted a letter to Paul Krugman on Reinhart’s website, in … Continue reading

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