To Infrastruct or Not To Infrastruct?

I confess it occurred to me shortly after the horror of last Tuesday had begun to settle in that at...

Krugman: Cheap Money Talks

Historically low and ever-lower interest rates mean bond markets are begging us to borrow, roads and bridges are falling apart,...

In Response to Real Pain for Real Illinoisans, Rauner Offers Cliches

I was struck by this piece from Capitol Fax this morning.  The Governor’s  response to observations about the damage he’s...

The Deficit Is Down, and Nobody Knows or Cares

From Professor Krugman the other day: The CBO tells us that the federal deficit is way down — under 3...

Bill Foster: Thank You, Paul Krugman

I was interested to see this in my in-box this morning, from Congressman Bill Foster.  It’s nice that he, too,...

Can We Get Help for the Unemployed Out Of the House?

In the course of a worthy rumination on how we might get some relief for Americans who still need unemployment...

Fed Chair Bernanke: Congress, Get Your Foot Off The Brake!

The evidence is piling up more and more deeply that austerity (i.e., cutting spending) is the wrong policy for the...

Intellectual Floor Falls Out From Under GOP on Austerity, Opposition to ObamaCare

Solid analysis today from Jonathan Chait.  The stubborn facts about austerity and about ObamaCare’s effect on health care cost inflation...

National Debt: A Short History (Spoiler: GOP created it to force cuts in social programs)

Professor Krugman, in knocking down some common excuses for not providing the fiscal boost our economy should be getting right...

Sequester Damage More Evident, GOP Spins Off Into Conspiracy Theories

Now that the sequester cuts are starting to affect people the Republicans care about, they’re being forced to take notice....