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Krugman’s blog, 5/20/17mgpaquin

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:00:48 +0000

There was one post on Saturday, “Belts, Roads, and Strategic Trade Policy:” Look, I’m as obsessed with the Trump disaster as anyone else. But I’m trying to think about other things. And there does appear to be some big stuff happening, or potentially happening, on the global trade front, via China’s “belts and roads” transportation […](image)

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Blow and Krugmanmgpaquin

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:56:57 +0000

In “Blood in the Water” Mr. Blow says it doesn’t seem possible that Mike Pence knew nothing.  In “The Unfreeing of the American Worker” Prof. Krugman says we are creeping along the real road to serfdom.  Here’s Mr. Blow: Donald Trump has left the country for his first foreign trip as president and what he has left […](image)

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Brooks, Cohen, and Krugmanmgpaquin

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:50:29 +0000

Bobo has a question in “The Trump Administration Talent Vacuum:”  Would you go to work for this president?  No, Bobo.  I might, however, go TO work on him if I could find my 9 iron.  Mr. Cohen, in “L’État C’est Trump!,” says many of the president’s actions have been right out of Despotism 101. But the […](image)

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Krugman’s blog, 5/17/17mgpaquin

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:38:50 +0000

There was one post yesterday, “Calling Literatures From The Vasty Deep:” Noah Smith has a very nice essay on how to deal with people who try to ward off serious criticism of their ideas by appealing to a “vast literature” you don’t know. As he says, sometimes there are vast literatures of nonsense, or at […](image)

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Stephens, Kristof, and Collinsmgpaquin

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:29:53 +0000

In “‘The Flight 93 Election’ Crashes Again” Mr. Stephens says to a certain kind of conservative, last fall’s was “the Flight 93 election.” Perhaps it was, but not as they intended.  Mr. Kristof says these are “Dangerous Times for Trump and the Nation” and he has a question:  What if an unstable president reaches for the […](image)

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Friedman and Brunimgpaquin

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:55:07 +0000

In “It’s Chicken or Fish” The Moustache of Wisdom says elected Republicans won’t stand up to Trump’s abuse of power, like his asking James Comey to halt the Flynn-Russia inquiry, so now we have a choice.  (He seems pissed…)  Mr. Bruni considers “Trump’s Leaky Fate” and says maybe the most potent check on the president is the […](image)

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Krugman’s blog, 5/15/17mgpaquin

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:51:53 +0000

There was one post yesterday, “Nattering Nabobs of NAFTA:” This discussion with David Rennie of The Economist on Trump is pretty scary. To paraphrase an old Brad DeLong line, Trump is more ignorant and impulsive than you can imagine, even taking into account that he’s more ignorant and impulsive than you can imagine. How close […](image)

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Bobo, solomgpaquin

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:44:58 +0000

Presented without comment are Bobo’s musings on “When the World Is Led by a Child,” in which he not only maligns children by the comparison, but moans that reports that President Trump betrayed an intelligence source reveal the dangerousness of an immature man.  I can’t even…  Here he is: At certain times Donald Trump has seemed […](image)

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Blow and Krugmanmgpaquin

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:05:33 +0000

Mr. Blow says “Trump’s Madness Invites Mutiny,” and that we may have reached an inflection point at which even partisans grow weary of the barrage of lies.  Prof. Krugman, in “The Priming of Mr. Donald Trump,” says he’s not the only one with fiscal fantasies.  Here’s Mr. Blow: When people behave as if they have something to […](image)

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Krugman’s blog, 5/12/17mgpaquin

Sat, 13 May 2017 12:42:48 +0000

He’s baaack!  There was one post yesterday, “Trumpistan:” Item: Trump demanded loyalty — not to his office, but to the person of the president — from James Comey. Item: Trump admitted on live TV that he fired Comey to stop the ongoing investigation into Russia’s connections with his campaign. Item: a woman was arrested for […](image)

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