Paul Krugman

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Comedian and broadcaster Al Porter described his conduct as “in keeping with my flamboyant and outrageous public persona”.

This bears repeating. No one in this State is entitled to protection from being offended. A Claire Byrne Live survey this year suggested that nearly s(...)

Traders on the floor of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, as  Donald Trump delivers a televised statement from the White House.  Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump just cannot stop tweeting about how he is making the stock market great again. Unfortunately, Trump’s understanding about how the market (...)

Bertie Ahern probably still thinks the financial crisis was all down to Lehman Brothers

Some Marxists think that capitalism died 10 years ago this month when a couple of obscure hedge funds blew up, generating few headlines outside the fi(...)

According to Thomas Piketty, if the rate of profit (r) is greater than growth (g), the income of the most advantaged will accelerate faster than average income from work. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Very few equations, especially from the so-called dismal science, have appeared on T-shirts. There was a rare instance, not long ago, when the formula(...)

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen waves to supporters during her rally in   Villepinte, near Paris, on Monday. Photograph: François Mori/AP

Marine Le Pen, the candidate for the extreme right-wing Front National (FN) portrayed her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron as the embodiment of finan(...)

It seems implausible that 4,000 units have been completed over the past 12 months and now remain idle. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ireland has managed to get itself a reputation for producing statistics of questionable quality, relevance and accuracy in recent years. In the econom(...)

Iceland’s weak krona has helped to fuel a tourism boom. Photograph: Reuters

The end of Iceland’s nine years of capital controls this week is an occasion to celebrate for Icelandic businesses – and for those economists who, lik(...)

Theresa May: It is bizarre that her pursuit of a hard Brexit is not seen as the biggest mistake of her premiership to date. Photograph: EPA

It is with much astonishment that we learn “the biggest mistake of Theresa May’s premiership to date” was not the plan to pursue hard Brexit at any ec(...)

US president Donald  Trump with a US marine while seeing off Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu  following their meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Did I forget to tell you? Donald Trump is a monster. He’s an idiot, a liar, a narcissist, a sex maniac, a torturer, a xenophobe. Come to that, he is a(...)

Donald Trump-induced trade disruptions are a possibility in 2017, says BlackRock’s Larry Fink. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

It has been four months since the S&P 500 suffered a daily loss of at least 1 per cent, the longest streak since 2006. With stocks hitting fresh a(...)

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