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A Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Explains How We’re Innovating in All the Wrong Ways Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, economists weighed in on the state of the European Union–and how to move forward in uncertain times. By Zoë … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: ‘It’s an Act of Patriotism’ to Call Trump an ‘Illegitimate’ President

by Justin Baragona | 10:32 am, January 16th, 2017  Over the weekend, we witnessed the spectacle of our president-elect taking to Twitter to disparage a civil rights icon after said icon said he didn’t think the incoming POTUS was a … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Calling Trump An Illegitimate President Is An Act Of Patriotism

 Matt Vespa Posted: Jan 17, 2017 8:00 AM You know with all the rising temperatures caused by Rep. John Lewis’ (D-GA) remarks about President-elect Donald Trump not being a legitimate president, we forgot about liberal economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Delusions

JAN 14 8:29 AM Jan 14 8:29 am 228 Photo CreditWikiality.com Ben Bernanke has a longish post about fiscal policy in the Caligula Trump era. It’s not the most entertaining read; perhaps because of the political fraughtness of the moment, … Continue reading

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There Will Be No Obamacare Replacement

JAN 10 9:24 AM Jan 10 9:24 am You may be surprised at the evident panic now seizing Republicans, who finally — thanks to James Comey and Vladimir Putin — are in a position to do what they always wanted, … Continue reading

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The Shock of the Normal

 JANUARY 7, 2017 11:13 AM January 7, 2017 11:13 am Some further thoughts on the macro situation: some of us spent years trying to convince others that the post-crisis environment changed the rules, especially for fiscal policy. Now we have … Continue reading

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Macrohypocrisy

JAN 6 3:23 PM Jan 6 3:23 pm  Paul Waldman has a righteous rant on Congressional Republicans, who posed as the hawkiest of deficit hawks as long as a Democrat was in the White House, but are now fine with … Continue reading

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