Krugman Nails the GOP Hide to the Wall

I am always impressed by Paul Krugman. But this morning he went beyond impressive, in summing up the cosmic flaw of the Republican party in his op-ed The Cult of Selfishness Is Killing America: Many on the right are enraged at any suggestion that their actions should take other people’s welfare into account. And of…

Krugman: Denial of Covid-19 Is an American Tradition

Paul Krugman has done it again. His latest column combines the erudition of a Nobel laureate with the plain speaking of an excellent writer: A Plague of Willful Ignorance. A hundred years ago, he writes, there was a plague of pellagra disease in the South. A doctor working for the federal government diagnosed the problem…

Krugman: Race is Why We Have a Weak Safety Net

Paul Krugman has a column out this morning: Tulsa and the Many Sins of Racism, about Bunker Boy’s choice of Tulsa and Juneteenth for his restart rally — choices Krugman is certain were deliberate. Being a Nobel laureate in economics, Krugman looks at the question of race relations from a largely economic perspective. One of…

Krugman: Conservatives Insist They Are Never Ever Wrong

Paul Krugman is always a pleasure to read, in that he is so often right, and so often cuts to the heart of the matter. This morning’s column is particularly insightful: Trump and His Infallible Advisers Trump and company didn’t make a one-time mistake. They grossly minimized the pandemic and its dangers every step of…

Krugman: GOP Worse than Scrooge

 A couple of weeks ago, I had a diary up here: We're Being Ruled by Sadists. Now, I can’t claim that Paul Krugman reads my diaries, much less is inspired by them, but he said pretty much the same thing in his column this morning: The Cruelty of a Trump Christmas: It’s common, especially around…

Paul Krugman calls out his own paper's fatuous coverage of tea party movement

Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman skewered his own newspaper’s silly coverage of the now totally irrelevant tea party movement today in a series of pull-no-punches tweets: x Academic research confirms the obvious. The idea that the Tea Party had something to do with notions of fiscal responsibility was a fairy tale told…

Paul Krugman guts Republicans over their hypocrisy on the economy

You’re probably already well familiar with the Republican Party’s guileful ratfucking of our economy while the black man was in charge of our country. Much is made of Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse everything President Obama ever did, but Trump’s policies are really just a new chorus of an old hymn. After the economy cratered…