Politics

Aboard our third Contra Cruise, we take on some of the hardest questions libertarians have to answer: roads, the poor,...
During and after the financial crisis the Fed increased the monetary base to an unprecedented extent. Everyone hailed it for...
The media is delighted that William Nordhaus shared this year's Nobel Prize in economics. Why, he warns about the damage...
Krugman insists that the Brett Kavanaugh controversy is all about entitled, envious white men terrified of losing their status and...
Bob and Tom discuss the work of Bob's favorite economist, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk. Böhm-Bawerk refuted many an economic fallacy in...
Krugman surprises us by writing about economics. He tells us that in the wake of the financial crisis, the public...
This week's column, which makes hysterical claims about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is a combination of baseless assertion and...
We take a listener question -- early-bird registrants for the Contra Cruise got this as a bonus -- about what would happen...
The Cato Institute recently issued a ranking of economic freedom in the 50 U.S. states. Krugman thinks they're defining freedom...
Senator Warren has proposed sweeping changes to how corporations would be allowed to operate in the United States -- no...
Krugman calls Nancy Pelosi "by far the greatest speaker of modern times," and says she "surely ranks among the most...
Krugman advances two main arguments against cryptocurrency. One of them, it turns out, applies equally well to the U.S. dollar,...