Paul Krugman on Townhall

Mike Shedlock - Tue May 14

It is a simple statement of fact that the more goods and services we receive for our money, the better off we all are. The cheaper, the better! Time and time again we forget free trade and lower prices are a benefit! ... more

Michael Schaus - Tue Apr 30

The economic argument is over, and Paul Krugman has won. Because, nothing spells victory like 20-some-odd million people out of work, a declining workforce, record deficits, anemic economic growth, record dependency on government programs and a heightened sense of volatility in the broad economy. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Apr 17

Amid an ongoing decline in the price of gold, a major brawl recently broke out in the elite media over…the gold standard. What is this free-for-all all about? And why does it matter? ... more

John Ransom - Tue Mar 19

With liberal ideas firmly in the saddle, civilizing us, so to speak, we no longer applaud Depression-era bank robbers. Instead, today, we send them to Congress, or parliament, or the legislature, where governments try to achieve folk hero status by robbing banks and depositors alike. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Mon Feb 18

Krugman explicitly advocated for a housing bubble back in 2002, so it takes a lot of chutzpah to attack other people for the consequences of that bubble. ... more

Mona Charen - Tue Jan 8

Just a few days after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the New York Times' Paul Krugman crowed triumphantly about the federal government's response to the disaster. ... more

Michael Medved - Wed Dec 5

Americans have always reveled in nostalgia about the music, fashion or favorite foods of bygone eras, but a sudden yearning for the high tax rates of yesteryear represents a startling new development. While some opinion leaders pine openly for the tax system that once claimed a big majority of income from top earners, their cozy, communitarian vision offers a deeply distorted view of those good old days. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Dec 5

The only plank remaining under notable discussion from either national convention platform of 2012 is the GOP platform’s call for a national monetary commission. ... more

Rich Tucker - Sat Nov 3

Hurricane Sandy was an invader, one that splashed ashore with as much destructive power as any foreign (or perhaps interstellar) invader could hope to bring to bear against our coasts. Thus, in the opinion of economist Paul Krugman, the storm should help boost the American economy. ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Oct 20

Have you noticed that The New York Times editorial page is becoming increasingly strident, increasingly emotional and increasingly irrational? ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Tue Oct 2

For those who want to take comfort in some additional good public opinion data, here are some additional numbers from previous polls. ... more

Donald Lambro - Wed Sep 26

How is it possible that Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney on who can better handle the economy when it's been in decline all year? ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue Sep 18

Have you noticed that the left regularly condemns alleged conservative "hate speech" but is almost completely silent on the most pervasive hate speech in the world? ... more

New York, NY - Wed Sep 12

Kernen laments the incompetence of fact checkers and calls Krugman a Communist. ... more

Ralph Benko - Tue Sep 11

Paul Krugman, in his New York Times column of August 24, "Galt, Gold and God," rails against an interest in the gold standard, which he attributes to Paul Ryan. Krugman lambastes Ryan, ironically enough, for an observation the latter made paraphrasing Keynes: "'There is nothing more insidious that a country can do to its citizens,' he intoned, 'than debase its currency.'" ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Tue Aug 28

Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan to be his running mate. Since his teens, Ryan has been a big fan of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." In 2005, he told The Atlas Society that the novel shaped his "values system" -- and that speech has launched a number of recent columns by liberals aghast at Ryan's taste in literature. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed May 2

The idea that the Fed can create jobs is ludicrous, but that does not stop fools from preaching the message. ... more

New York, NY - Wed May 2

Ron Paul and Paul Krugman debate economic policies and the Federal Reserve. ... more

Washington, DC - Mon Apr 30

Chairman of Google questions his proposal for fixing the economy. ... more

Peter Schiff - Wed Feb 15

Paul Krugman compares the sluggish growth in Europe to the somewhat-less-sluggish growth in the US to prove that stimulus was more effective than austerity. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sun Jan 1

Paul Krugman has told us that awful stories about government-run healthcare in Britain “are false.” I guess this means that the media must be dominated by conservative liars, since we keep getting reports about substandard care and needless deaths. ... more

Brent Bozell - Wed Dec 21

In 2008, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. At that time, it wasn't hard to imagine the Swedes were rewarding Krugman for eight years of blasting George W. Bush. In other words, the Nobel Prize truly matched its namesake: Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. Krugman regularly throws rhetorical dynamite at anything that stands in the way of his radical worldview. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Thu Oct 20

The head cheerleader of the Keynesians and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote just last month that "the turn toward austerity (is) a major factor in our growth slowdown." ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Oct 1

Did you know that Paul Krugman is more compassionate than you are? Or so he says. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Sep 21

During the recent GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Social Security is a "monstrous lie" and a "Ponzi scheme." More and more people are coming to see that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, but is it a lie, as well? Let's look at it. ... more