• RT @nytopinion: "For now, and for at least the next few years, large-scale deficit spending isn’t just OK, it’s the only responsible thing…
    Paul Krugman Tue 20 Oct 2020 13:05
  • RT @JoeBiden: ...yes
    Paul Krugman Mon 19 Oct 2020 20:34
  • As right-wing hacks predict economic disaster if Biden wins, worth pointing out that private-sector analysts are remarkably bullish. From Goldman Sachs (no link) https://t.co/O54Bbu0zSy
    Paul Krugman Mon 19 Oct 2020 18:24
  • RT @JaneMayerNYer: Report: Covid Denialism- brought to you by the folks who sponsor Climate Denial— including Charles Koch- they downplay a…
    Paul Krugman Mon 19 Oct 2020 15:19
  • Not counting chickens before they're hatched, but one priority for a possible Biden administration will be investing in children; America spends shamefully little on families compared with other wealthy countries https://t.co/2oJdgOGJiM
    Paul Krugman Mon 19 Oct 2020 14:44
  • There were 5 ways Trump could have turned this around 1. Covid fading away 2. Huge economic boom 3. Biden coming across as senile 4. Fake scandal 5. Vote suppression Only 5 is left. Going to be ugly
    Paul Krugman Sat 17 Oct 2020 16:52
  • RT @nytopinion: . @PaulKrugman responded to readers commenting on his column "How the G.O.P. Can Still Wreck America." Join the conversatio…
    Paul Krugman Fri 16 Oct 2020 18:51
  • Disclosure: I don't get The Times in physical form — my life is too complicated. But the physical front page is still a useful guide to what people are seeing as the top of the news. Today's paper is not great for a president boasting about how good things are https://t.co/ewB80J7iP2
    Paul Krugman Fri 16 Oct 2020 11:46
  • RT @nytopinion: It’s hard to overstate just how dangerous it will be if the power of the Supreme Court ends up being used to undermine envi…
    Paul Krugman Fri 16 Oct 2020 01:55
  • So "study the big things" isn't a good guide; most research should probably focus on smaller, more tractable things with bigger implications. In any case, the test is how much it adds to our understanding 7/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 15:24
  • So, to take an area both Branko and I built our careers around, the consequences of globalization are a big issue, but a big book on global-shmobal may not add much (although his have!) 5/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 15:19
  • Maybe the point is that research should aim to help answer the big questions, but that often the way to do that is to study smaller, more tractable questions that are steps on the way — which is by and large how science works 4/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 15:14
  • PS, "other things being equal" — Chandler sounding like an economist! Anyway, something to be said for not biting off more than anyone knows how to chew 3/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 15:14
  • RT @ritholtz: ? Here is the failing $NYT stock chart, up 400% during the Trump presidency. (I think he CAN take at least a little credit…
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 14:54
  • This tells you who they're afraid of — the groups and people they won't even make an insincere pretense of criticizing 2/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 12:44
  • A parallel between Trump and ACB: there are thing both won't condemn despite clear political advantages to pretending to be decent. Trump won't criticize Putin or white supremacists; ACB won't condemn election intimidation, rejection of peaceful transition, or election delay 1/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 12:39
  • A further thought. My guess is that if Ds take both the WH and the Senate, the stolen court won't overturn Roe or the ACA, which it knows would lead to quick court expansion. Instead, it will save its ammunition so it can engage in sustained sabotage of environmental policy 3/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 12:39
  • In 2020 I can't think of a single Trump theme that isn't a blatant lie: Biden is senile, anarchists are looting major cities, Trump will protect preexisting conditions, the virus is going away, we've won the trade war. And media still tend to shy away from saying this plainly 2/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 11:54
  • That is, the most consequential effects of a stolen R court majority may not be on health care or right to choose — important as they are — but on gutting environmental policy. And the survival of civilization seems to me more important than imaginary norms 2/
    Paul Krugman Wed 14 Oct 2020 11:24
  • But for what it's worth, the market is not voting for Trump 8/
    Paul Krugman Tue 13 Oct 2020 12:43
  • Now, markets are lousy indicators. Let's not forget this, from Trump's chief economist; the Great Recession started 5 months later 7/ https://t.co/f5DQtKSsV4
    Paul Krugman Tue 13 Oct 2020 12:38
  • Anyway, while Trump wants to claim the rising market as a form of endorsement, what's really happening is that the market is up despite a clear decline in his prospects. Mr. Market is basically saying that if anything he favors Biden 6/
    Paul Krugman Tue 13 Oct 2020 12:38
  • By the way, 538 gave Trump a 29% chance in 2016 — it did NOT predict a certain Clinton win. And state polls are probably better now than then, bc they weight for education 5/
    Paul Krugman Tue 13 Oct 2020 12:33
  • The 538 model has marked Trump's chances down to 13 percent, from 32 percent at the end of August. (The Economist model has him down to 9%) 4/ https://t.co/R03tcn4W4g
    Paul Krugman Tue 13 Oct 2020 12:33
  • You know what else has happened since that debate? Biden's lead seems to have expanded by about 3 points, possibly putting him in landslide territory 3/ https://t.co/SM1tndvd0A
    Paul Krugman Tue 13 Oct 2020 12:28
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