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Paul Krugman

Author of The Conscience of a Liberal

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About the Author

Paul Krugman was born on February 28, 1953. He received a B.S. in economics from Yale University in 1974 and a Ph.D from MIT in 1977. From 1982 to 1983, he worked at the Reagan White House as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. He taught at numerous universities including Yale University, show more MIT, UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics, and Stanford University before becoming a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University in 2000. He has written over 200 scholarly papers and 20 books including Peddling Prosperity; International Economics: Theory and Policy; The Great Unraveling; and The Conscience of a Liberal. Since 2000, he has written a twice-weekly column for The New York Times. He received the 1991 John Bates Clark Medal and the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His title End This Depression Now! made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Paul Krugman

The Conscience of a Liberal (2007) 1,029 copies
End This Depression Now! (2012) 459 copies
Pop Internationalism (1996) 281 copies
Economics (2005) 124 copies
Microeconomics (2005) — Author — 109 copies
Macroeconomics (2005) 104 copies
Essentials of Economics (2007) 82 copies
A Country Is Not a Company (2009) 57 copies
The Self-Organizing Economy (1996) 47 copies
Currencies and Crises (1992) 37 copies
Competitiveness (1994) 5 copies
Discutir com Zombies (2021) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Foundation Trilogy (1951) — Introduction, some editions — 6,447 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Best American Political Writing 2004 (2004) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Best of Slate: A 10th Anniversary Anthology (2006) — Contributor — 28 copies
The Best American Political Writing 2002 (2002) — Contributor — 26 copies
The Best American Political Writing 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 25 copies
The Best Business Writing 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 12 copies
La Crisis Economica Mundial (Spanish Edition) (2009) — Contributor — 4 copies


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I put this book on my 22 books to read in 2022 list, and I ended up very glad for the deadline. I am never in the MOOD to read a nine million page book on economics, but it was a much easier read than I had imagined, and I am very glad to have read it.

Most of these essays were originally published as newspaper columns, which is, as always, a mixed blessing. On the plus side, each essay is concise and self-contained, making it east to digest them chapter by chapter or individual essay at a time. On the negative side, they are each self-contained, and I was sometimes left wanting more context, deeper analysis, or greater connection between essays.

I hope it will be handy to keep this on the shelves as a reference.
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greeniezona | 7 other reviews | Dec 3, 2023 |
Another fine book by Paul Krugman. Easy to understand, easy to read, and full of insight. Dated due to subject matter but still relevant.
Bookjoy144 | 22 other reviews | Mar 2, 2022 |
In this 2012 work economist Paul Krugman makes that case that the policies of austerity so popular right now are wrong headed and counterproductive. While the supply side theorists tried to say that the Keynesian theories of the 1930s were wrong Krugman convincingly makes that case that Keynes was right all along and that his theories were right all along. The high unemployment, loss of good jobs and lack of growth could be quickly fixed according to Krugman. He makes his case well. To0 bad his advice has not been followed.… (more)
MMc009 | 17 other reviews | Jan 30, 2022 |
The book is becomming a little dated, in that it was written before the 2008 election, and his discussion of the policies of some of the candidates in that election are no longer relevant. However, that's a very minor element, since the more relevant discussions involving the New Deal and the Reagan years aren't changing. Krugman, as an economist, does a good job of describing his views, and may reinforce these ideas among liberal and progressive readers, but is unlikely to convert many conservatives. One thing that Krugman discusses is that income inequality is rising in recent years, and while Krugman may have a desire to see that reversed, which will resonate with his liberal readers, finding the limits and way to reverse that trend is more problematic. A public policy that sounds like redistribution of wealth from the richest to the poor will not win the hearts and minds of many conservative readers.… (more)
rsutto22 | 20 other reviews | Jul 15, 2021 |



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