Paul Krugman

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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Erie International Airport, Pennsylvania. Photgraph:Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

With 13 days to go until election day, I’m in North Carolina, a crucial battleground state where Donald Trump and Joe Biden are tied, according to lat(...)

The European Commission has come up with a plan totalling €750 billion – how much of this will the Republic get? Photograph: iStock

In the 1980s and 1990s the taoiseach of the day would return from Brussels talking about the billions we were going to get in funding. Now we are in t(...)

Seapoint in Dublin. Has  Covid-19 permanently altered our behaviour? Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

This is not your father’s, or grandfather’s, recession. Paul Krugman, a Nobel prize winner, this week correctly pointed out the unusual nature of the (...)

Supporters of the Michigan Conservative Coalition protest against the state’s extended stay-at-home order, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Lansing, Michigan. Photograph: Seth Herald/Reuters

America is now engaged in a vast, dangerous experiment. Although social distancing has limited the spread of the coronavirus, it is far from contained(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington, US. Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

The odds of self-described socialist Bernie Sanders becoming America’s next president have shortened dramatically, but there’s little chatter about hi(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: maybe he  should chill out a little

High house prices are a global phenomenon. The latest twitch in the property market always produces headlines: it was big news when it was revealed t(...)

Sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird at  rehearsal: “I’m sort of the everyman.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird is digging a grave on a special earth-filled platform in Wesley House off Dublin’s Leeson Street. Standing near h(...)

President Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The S&P 500 enjoyed its biggest one-day gain since January last Tuesday after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell indicated he was open to cutting(...)

The Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is to headline the 2019 Kilkenomics festival.  File photograph: Franck Robichon/Reuters.

The Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is to participate in the 2019 Kilkenomics festival. Krugman is the autho(...)