1:52 PM, Jun 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama had lunch today with columnist Paul Krugman and several economists, the White House announced.
The pool reporter passed along the White House's announcement:
The President hosted top economists for lunch to discuss ways to accelerate economic growth, expand opportunity, and improve the competitiveness of the American economy. The following economists attended:
George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford University
Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University
8:50 PM, Mar 25, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
For sometime now, even figures that are politically sympathetic to Paul Krugman have been lamenting his abandonment of intellectual rigor and his seeming inability to debate in good faith. At times it seems the only real function Paul Krugman serves any more is, to borrow one of President Obama's favorite bits of jargon, that he's become a "permission structure" to nudge Democrats and otherwise well-intentioned liberals into adopting radical positions and/or dishonest rhetoric.
9:39 AM, Mar 3, 2014 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
In an increasingly grim and dangerous world, we must give thanks to the Old Gray Lady for providing its readers with one howler after another. Some of the latest.
8:23 AM, Oct 10, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, claimed today that a New York Times editor confided in him that Paul Krugman's column is "their biggest nightmare." Scarborough wouldn't reveal which Times editor told him that, and he said it was told to him "off the record."
Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"Something terrible has happened to the soul of the Republican Party. We’ve gone beyond bad economic doctrine. We’ve even gone beyond selfishness and special interests. At this point we’re talking about a state of mind that takes positive glee in inflicting further suffering on the already miserable.
Thinks "those who disagree with him are sociopaths."9:31 AM, May 5, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
As Clive Crook notes on Bloomberg, that while Paul Krugman does not suffer fools gladly, he does not necessarily believe that everyone “who disagrees with him [is] either a fool or a knave ... Many of those who disagree with him are sociopaths.”
9:16 AM, Jan 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a blog post on the New York Times website, columnist Paul Krugman says no to serving as treasury secretary. Which is clarifying, even though he was never offered the job anyway.
1:18 PM, Dec 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
According to Twitter, the official White House Twitter feed is similar to those belonging to the Washington Post, blogger Andrew Sullivan, liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, NBC, and Chris Cuomo (the brother of New York Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo).
"I think Jon Stewart's brilliant."9:08 AM, Apr 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama sat down with Rolling Stone for an hour long interview, which the editors there are billing the "most substantive interview the president has granted in over a year." The president used the opportunity to single out two conservative Americans for attack.
12:33 PM, Apr 18, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Charles Blahous, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, published a study last week about the disastrous effect of Obamacare on the budget deficit--in direct contrast to claims by the Obama administration (supported by the Congressional Budget Office) that the law would reduce the deficit. Blahous estimates that over 10 years, Obamacare will add a net $1.15 trillion to the federal deficit.
10:00 AM, Sep 29, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Well, sort of. Before I get to Krugman, a little relevant context.
Lots of people are talking about former OMB head Peter Orszag's latest article in The New Republic. Essentially, he argues in favor of solving America's problems by circumventing democracy, shifting more power to make policy away from elected politicians and giving it to nonpolitical technocrats.
3:33 PM, Sep 26, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Princeton professor Paul Krugman, talking about Paul Ryan's budget:
"...His budget would kill people. No question," Princeton University and Nobel Prize [w]inning economist Paul Krugman told CNN. "The cuts in Medicare he's proposing, the replacement of Medicare by a voucher system would in the end mean that tens of millions of Americans would not be able to afford essential health care. So that counts as cruelty to me."