Economic Policy

Paul Krugman’s War on the Unemployed

The fact that he refers to the economic crisis in the past tense is revealing. While he’s more than willing to use California and Michigan as illustrative examples of poverty in the article, he’s less forthright about the fact that it is precisely his policies and arguments that got both those states, and the country in general, into a crisis that we have yet to leave.
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Why I Secretly Want The Government To Continue The Tax Break On Student Loans

Yes, I know that I'm supposed to reject any interference in the free market, and that I shouldn't lend credibility to the government takeover by groveling before Congress for them to arbitrarily let me keep this $1000, but for me, and many others, this is one of the few times a government intervention shows real, immediate repercussions on our bottom lines.