• Sep
    By Paul Krugman

    In a lot of ways George Osborne, the chancellor of the Exchequer (or finance minister) is Britain’s answer to Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for vice president. True, he’s

  • By Paul Krugman

    Let’s give thanks to Rob Portman, the Republican senator from Ohio, who offered a nice break from all the lies in Tampa last month, and instead offered us some good

  • During a speech delivered at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Fla. in August a senator claimed that President Obama has been soft on China’s unfair

  • Sep
    By Paul Krugman

    There has, of course, been some pushback against my recent column pointing out that the Very Serious Paul Ryan is not, in fact, serious at all. Some of this

  • There are multiple errors and misrepresentations in a recent cover story by the Harvard professor and columnist Niall Ferguson for Newsweek magazine — I guess they don’t do fact-checking —

  • Niall Ferguson, a columnist and professor of history at Harvard, has recently come under fire from critics who say that he included deliberately misleading interpretations of data in an article

  • Aug
    By Paul Krugman

    The New Statesman magazine had a good idea this month — it went to 20 British economists who had all signed a letter in early 2010 calling for immediate austerity

  • In February 2010, 20 economists signed a letter published in The Sunday Times urging policy makers to adopt Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s strategy of reducing Britain’s deficit by