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The Cost of Fighting Global Warming Less Than You Think

Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Princeton professor and NY Times columnist gets to the bottom of of the Right Wing’s claim that we can’t afford to fight Global Warming. From Krugman’s piece in the NY Times: Some of them still claim that there’s no such thing as global warming, or at least that the…

Paul Krugman: Reagan’s Zombie Economic Policies

Sunday’s New York Times features this terrific column by Nobel-prize winning economist and Princeton professor Paul Krugman who speculates on why Reaganism’s economic promise is a documented failure but still lives on in Conservative strongholds in Congress and State Legislatures. From the column: First of all, even before the current crisis Reaganomics had failed to…

Krugman: Big Government May Have Averted Great Depression II

Nobel prize winning economist, Princeton University professor and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman has a column in the New York Times that says while things are still pretty tough out there for the economy, the Obama aministration’s big government policies may have averted the nation (and the world) from falling into a financial abyss akin…

Paul Krugman: Blue Dogs and Healthcare Reform

Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman offered this exceptional column in the New York Times yesterday, calling out “Blue Dog” Democrats on their opposition to healthcare reform. Krugman writes: Reform, if it happens, will rest on four main pillars: regulation, mandates, subsidies and competition. By regulation I mean the nationwide imposition of rules that would prevent…

Krugman’s NY Times column: Point the Finger at Ronald Reagan

Since our local paper can’t and won’t run a center-left columnist, I’m happy to provide this link to today’s column by Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, a Princeton professor, who suggests that the Garn-St. German Depository Institutions Act, signed by Ronald Reagan has a lot to do with the root causes of today’s economic…

Democrats Should Be Joining the Tea Parties

Democrats are responding to the growing nationwide phenomena of anti-tax “tea parties” protests by mocking them and by pointing out that they are prompted and run by right-wing organizations. Neither response is a winning political strategy. It is pure political stupidity — and bad economic policy — for Democrats to treat the tax protests with derision…