Tag Archives: Paul Krugman

Strongman!

Today, Paul Krugman published a Times column analyzing why the “strongman,” as typified by Putin, is so admired and desired by the current GOP. I learned something about this “strongman” thing years ago, while in a taxi heading to JFK … Continue reading

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Is it easy “to become a horrible person”?

A few days ago in the Times, Paul Krugman wrote: Some years ago — I think it was 2015 — I got a quick lesson in how easy it is to become a horrible person. I was a featured speaker … Continue reading

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What’s a pathological optimist to do when all about her is despair?

I just read today’s New York Times opinion section, after which I dipped into the readers’ comments, as I always do. Despair, hopelessness, monumental depression — about us, the United States. Secession, too, had its proponents among my fellow readers, … Continue reading

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