Posts Tagged ‘Paul Krugman’

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    Sweatshop Dilemmas

    Jan 12, 12 • 390 Views • No Comments

    Is it okay to have sweatshops in developing nations? NY Times writer Nicholas Kristof, and Nobel prize winning economists Paul Krugman and Milton Friedman have all said, “Yes.” Kristof points out that the parents of children scavenging in a...  [read more]

  • The Congress and the Fiscal Cliff

    Is Government the Solution or the Problem?

    Sep 9, 11 • 252 Views • No Comments

    Maybe everyone got something from President Obama’s jobs plan. According to the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, the “right” got tax cuts, the “left” got help for the unemployed and infrastructure spending, and everyone will...  [read more]

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    Economic Humor

    Sep 7, 11 • 817 Views • 1 Comment

    For laughter and economic insight, the following are wonderful. A Cartoon: From gocomics.com, a very hypothetical illustration of “The First Economist.” A Daily Show Excerpt: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s problems with selling his house....  [read more]

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    Government Failure or Market Failure?

    Sep 4, 11 • 237 Views • No Comments

    The illness? High unemployment and sluggish growth. The patient? The U.S. economy. And sometimes, according to Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, a stimulus pill just won’t work. In a WSJ opinion piece, Dr. Becker first explains that government misdiagnosed...  [read more]

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    Stormy Issues

    Sep 1, 11 • 246 Views • No Comments

    For Hurricane Irene relief, the debate is again about the debt. Let’s start with the Congress. Expressed by Texas Representative Ron Paul, government should not play a role because “intrusive” bureaucracy” hinders local people and...  [read more]