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Rupee breaches 67: Four myths about India and the politics of pessimism

Aug 28, 2013

Rupee breaches 67: Four myths about India and the politics of pessimism

Everything that the government and the RBI do is being opposed with a cynical mindset. With the election approaching, we can only expect this attitude to heighten. #Inflation #ToTheContrary #P. Chidambaram #RBI #Indian rupee #CurrencyWatch #CAD #Paul Krugman's view on rupee
Triumph of Japan's 'Abenomics': the proof is in the lingerie

May 16, 2013

Triumph of Japan's 'Abenomics': the proof is in the lingerie

Want proof of the success of expansionary fiscal and monetary policy? Just check out the length of the skirts of Japanese all-girl bands and the undergarments of lingerie models... #Japan #TheOddAngle #Paul Krugman #Austerity #Abenomics
The $1 trillion coin: Krugman's loony idea to save US

Jan 09, 2013

The $1 trillion coin: Krugman's loony idea to save US

Economist Paul Krugman's silly idea to get over the Republican refusal to raise the US debt ceiling is a dangerous one. It will destroy all trust in the dollar #US Federal Reserve #Paul Krugman #US debt crisis #US fiscal cliff #$1 trillion Platinum Coin
Obama's victory shows a more liberal, tolerant America

Nov 07, 2012

Obama's victory shows a more liberal, tolerant America

In a blog post for the New York Times, Krugman says that what this victory has done most significantly, is debunk the theory of a 'real America' that consists of partisan white voters who are more conservative in nature, and show that the country is becoming more liberal and tolerant. #Barack Obama #Paul Krugman #GoodReads #USElections2012 #Liberal America
US Polls: The American media's got it wrong, Romney's not winning

Nov 06, 2012

US Polls: The American media's got it wrong, Romney's not winning

While the mainstream media is gung ho about the 'surge' in Mitt Romney's possibilities of victory, a fact check shows that they are mostly wrong. #Barack Obama #ConnectTheDots #Paul Krugman #Mitt Romney #US Presidential Election 2012

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US Polls: The American media's got it wrong, Romney's not winning

Sep 17, 2014

Is the Federal Reserve Printing a Free Lunch?

"US set for lowest budget deficit since 2008 " reads a recent CBS headline. This year's U.S. budget deficit is estimated to be $506 billion . While this is a large amount in absolute terms it is much smaller than deficits in recent years. This relati... #Paul Krugman #Milton Friedman #YouTube #Federal Reserve
US Polls: The American media's got it wrong, Romney's not winning

Sep 16, 2014

Global Inequality: What to Address?

A donkey and children at May Mekden in Tigrai region, Ethiopia. Photo by Chanhong Park (Senior Adviser, KOICA Ethiopia Office) Piketty and rising inequality We normally would not expect a seven-hundred-page scholarly tomb full of numbers and figures ... #China #India #Ethiopia #Paul Krugman #Joseph Stiglitz
US Polls: The American media's got it wrong, Romney's not winning

Sep 08, 2014

Where Obamacare’s At

The costs have come in significantly lower than expected. Kevin Drum more or less declares victory: Paul Krugman calls this part of Obamacare’s “life spiral.” In other words, it’s exactly the opposite of the dreaded death spiral that every conservati... #Paul Krugman #Kevin Drum