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Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American economist, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography.

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Trump Tells Coronavirus, ‘I Surrender’

As we head into the final stretch of the election, Covid-19 is on a roll.Coronavirus cases keep hitting records — among other things, five aides to Vice President Mike Pence have tested positive. Hospitalizations, which lag behind cases, are soaring. And deaths, which lag even further behind, are starting to rise, too. Put it this way: Just between now and Election Day, we’re likely to lose almost twice as many Americans to Covid-19 as died on 9/11.So how is the Trump administration...

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When Libertarianism Goes Bad

A long time ago, in an America far, far away — actually just last spring — many conservatives dismissed Covid-19 as a New York problem. It’s true that in the first few months of the pandemic, the New York area, the port of entry for many infected visitors from Europe, was hit very hard. But the focus on New York also played into right-wing “American carnage” narratives about the evils of densely populated, diverse cities. Rural white states imagined themselves immune.But New York eventually...

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Por qué Biden tiene que gastar a lo grande

¿Cuál debería ser la política económica de Joe Biden si gana (y si los demócratas asumen el control del Senado, para que en verdad pueda promulgar leyes)? Estoy bastante seguro de saber lo que sus economistas creen que debería hacer, pero no tengo la misma certeza acerca de que todos los miembros de su equipo político lo entiendan y me preocupa que los medios de comunicación experimenten una conmoción de etiqueta, es decir, que no estén preparados para el precio de lo que debería y...

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Why Biden Will Need to Spend Big

What should Joe Biden’s economic policy be if he wins (and Democrats take the Senate, so that he can actually pass legislation)? I’m pretty sure I know what his economists think he should do, but I’m not equally sure that everyone on his political team fully gets it, and I’m worried that the news media will experience sticker shock — that is, they may not be ready for the price tag on what he should and probably will propose.So here’s what everyone should understand: Given the current and...

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How the G.O.P. Can Still Wreck America

After 2016, nobody will or should take anything for granted, but at this point Joe Biden is strongly favored to beat Donald Trump, quite possibly by a landslide. However, Trump’s party may still be in a position to inflict enormous damage on America and the world over the next few years.For one thing, while Democrats are also favored to take control of the Senate, the odds aren’t nearly as high as they are in the presidential race. Why? Because the Senate, which gives the average voter in...

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Mitch McConnell’s Mission of Misery

I keep seeing news reports saying that the Trump administration is “pivoting” on economic stimulus. But Donald Trump has been reversing positions so frequently that it looks less like a series of pivots than like a tailspin.Over the course of just a week he went from demanding big stimulus, to calling off negotiations, to demanding big stimulus again, to calling for a small-scale deal using already allocated funds.It would be funny if the human consequences weren’t so terrible. At this point...

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Paul Krugman: Arguing with Zombies, Coronavirus, Trade War, & Presidential Election and More

Paul Krugman, 2008 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, was interviewed by his student about his new book, Arguing with Zombies, coronavirus, the trade war between US and China, US presidential election, cryptocurrency and his personal choices. 克鲁格曼, 2008年诺贝尔经济学奖获得者,首次面对亚洲观众的个人独家专访,也是首次接受自己的学生采访。新书,疫情,中美贸易战,美国大选,数字货币,以及个人选择,还有更多。 Arguing with Zombies on Amazon:https://amzn.to/34CGPUi Krugman著作国内亚马逊链接:https://shorturl.at/jrDKV...

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Paul Krugman Interviewed by His Student – Arguing with Zombies and More

Paul Krugman, 2008 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, was interviewed by his student about his new book, Arguing with Zombies, coronavirus, the trade war between US and China, US presidential election, cryptocurrency and his personal choices. 克鲁格曼, 2008年诺贝尔经济学奖获得者,首次面对亚洲观众的个人独家专访,也是首次接受自己的学生采访。新书,疫情,中美贸易战,美国大选,数字货币,以及个人选择,还有更多。 Arguing with Zombies on Amazon:https://amzn.to/34CGPUi Krugman著作国内亚马逊链接:https://shorturl.at/jrDKV...

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Trump Is Killing the Economy Out of Spite

SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site indexLast year Donald Trump called Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person.” Actually, she isn’t — but he is.Trump’s vindictiveness has become a major worry as the election approaches. He has already signaled that he won’t accept the result if he loses, which seems increasingly likely though not certain. Nobody knows what chaos, possibly including violence, he may unleash if the election doesn’t go his way.Even aside from that...

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