Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was on the Lopate Show recently. He also told us what he's listening to and his love of Lolcats. Find out what else he's a fan of!
Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman looks at the economic slump and discusses ways he thinks we can lift ourselves out of it. In End This Depression Now! he argues that a quick, strong recovery is possible if our leaders can find the "intellectual clarity and political will" to restore the economy.
Paul Krugman says we need to leave Social Security and Medicare alone, raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, and get over our fear of government spending—which is why he's happy that the deficit reduction super committee didn't make a deal.
Remember how many schools and bridges and other things we have now were in fact built during the 1930s, done by the WPA. We could have been doing useful stuff. We had a lot of workers sitting idle when they could have been producing stuff that would actually make us richer in the long run. The weakness of the economy is the single biggest reason why we have deficits; it's not government spending. Spending has actually grown less since the recession hit than it did in the years prior to the recession.
Knowing when to compromise can be a tricky thing. Paul Krugman thinks that Democrats can compromise on health care but not on bank reform, and he joins us to explain why. Plus: classic New York jobs; handicapping the Oscars; Which Way Home takes on immigration from an immigrant's eye view; ...
It’s the inaugural Brian Lehrer Show broadcast from WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, discusses the state of the economy. Plus, the Satire Slam! finales with commentary from comedians Mo Rocca and Faith Sailie; Mexican American life in New ...
On the brink of his first hundred days in office, President Obama has tackled the economic crisis head on. But how would a Nobel Prize winning economist grade his performance? Paul Krugman joins The Takeaway with his analysis of the President's performance on the economy. Mr. Krugman is a Princeton University economics and international affairs professor, 2008 Nobel Prize winner, and columnist at our partner The New York Times.
Want to hear a song about Paul Krugman? Of course you do!
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