Economics

Busted: Krugman vs. Krugman on Social Security

Is Social Security in trouble or not? For alleged economist Paul Krugman, it depends on whether a Democrat or Republican is saying it. A liberal columnist for the Washington Post zaps him with his ...

Talking Around Rangel's Big Tax Hike

The Times manages not to spell out precisely where Rangel's tax-hike proposal would begin to bite on "the wealthy."

Matthews Takes GOP 'Economic Issue' Debate to Iraq and Beyond

Moderator helped push discussion into non-economic concerns including bin Laden and policing Internet.

Lou Dobbs, "Heir to the Nativist Tradition" Against Mexicans

David Leonhardt fact-checks the CNN anchor with a vengeance - but could the Times itself withstand similar scrutiny?

"Housing Slump" Not So Scary After All?

Slate magazine argues: "The NYT confidently headlines its lead, 'Housing Slump Pinches States in Pocketbook.' It's a shame, then, that we have to wait till the 29th paragraph to find out that 'it ...

Bellafante Bashes Milton Friedman's "Free-Market Absolutism," Sees Downside to End of Military Draft

Strange, strained criticism of towering economist Milton Friedman: "Though Mr. Friedman's free-choice doctrine contributed to ending the draft in the 1970s, the film takes virtually no note of the ...

Film Review: 'The Power of Choice,' A Milton Friedman Special

Documentary highlights the man and his ideas that changed the world.

CNN's Sylvester Unfairly Presented, Quickly Dismissed Economist's Views on Medicare

'Lou Dobbs Tonight' reporter scoffed that 'common sense' trumped pharmaceutical economics expert's conclusions on Medicare 'negotiation.'

Misleading on Tax Cuts That "Offer Most For Very Rich"

Middle-income earners saw their taxes "edge down" by a mere....42%!

The "Populist" Fight for a Minimum Wage?

The "much-delayed increase in the minimum wage" is being pushed by "populists" (not liberals?).
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