In one Truthdig columnist's rebuttal of another, Scott Tucker takes on what he calls "a piece of Clintonista campaigning" by Joe Conason.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough are taking their feud over the country's massive debt and lackluster economy to television.
Is anyone in the Obama administration listening to Paul Krugman? Maybe, says the Nobel Prize-winning economist, but only at the end of a year in which political insistence on the need to reduce short-term deficits with spending cuts slid the economy and much of the American public further into ruin.Economist Paul Krugman takes an accounting at the end of a year in which political focus on short-term deficits slid the economy and much of the American public further into ruin.
To refashion an old phrase: “There are lies, damned lies, then yarns spun by Mitt Romney.” This is the gist of a recent post by Paul Krugman, who points to falsehoods recently uttered by the Republican presidential hopeful to predict new lows in a new era of fact distortion wrought by those seeking the helm of the highest level of federal government.
It's all well and good to snipe at the opposition from Microsoft Word, quite another to tell the guy sitting next to you that he's a propagandist. Kudos to Paul Krugman for bringing a little more fact-checking and a little less elbow-rubbing to the Sunday morning talk show circuit.
Around here we take what Paul Krugman has to say seriously, which is probably why we've been so depressed lately. Alas (at last, even), the Nobel Prize-winning economist sees signs of hope -- not in the numbers, but walking around the streets of New York and Princeton. (continued)
The Nobel Prize-winning economist writes that "around a million more Americans are working now than would have been employed without that [stimulus] plan " He also argues that "it’s possible to be dissatisfied, even angry, about the way the financial bailouts have worked while acknowledging that without these bailouts things would have been much worse".
The president's plan to bail out the banks reveals a deference to the existing financial system that puts him at odds with Nobel Prize-winning economists Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz.