Paul Krugman

'Dow 36,000' Co-Author Says This Time, It'll Happen

With the Dow back to record highs, James K. Glassman, co-author of the most infamously wrong investment book of all time, 1999's "Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market," has resurfaced to insist that he and Kevin Hassett weren't wrong, just ahead of their time.

The Financial Landscape: Geithner Gossip Groundless

Citing unnamed sources, news outlets reported Thursday evening that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner might leave the Obama administration soon. In response to the rumors, Geithner insisted, "I live for this work.... I'm going to be doing it for the foreseeable future."

Why Is the Fed Letting Big Banks Boost Dividends?

The Fed's decision to allow big banks to pay sharply higher dividends makes no sense, and not just because the results of the so-called "stress tests" are secret. Based on facts that are public knowledge, the banks are actually insolvent, and in danger of sinking much further.

Truth Ranking: The Most and Least Honest Pundits

Thanks to PolitiFact.com, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, it's possible to see which political pundits are sticking to the truth and which are making it up. George Will gets high marks; Glenn Beck, not so much.

Stimulus Spending: Less Argument, More Action

The academic tussle over stimulus spending is a sign that the Establishment has run out of ideas about how to turn around a limping economy. America needs effective policy responses now -- not a raging battle in ivory towers.

Will More Stimulus Hurt or Help the U.S. Economy?

Nobel Prize-winner economist Paul Krugman says cutting off the government's stimulus programs too soon will plunge us back into recession. But some economists fear that the cure he proposes will lead us to the same place.