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The Official Paul Krugman Web Page News!! I am starting up my Princeton web site. It is at www.wws.princeton.edu/~pkrugman/ It's only partial, but eventually all files will move. I'm back! What's newArticles in FortuneArticles in SlateOther writingStuff that is harder to readAdditional biographical infoWhat I look like My honorary degree ceremony in Berlin (text of talk, audio, video) Special page on Japan (direct links to Japan-related pieces) Some favorite links (updated)The unofficial page (A fan has set this up: I disavow any knowledge of his actions) Welcome to my home page. Most people who have accessed this page probably know who I am, but for anyone else here is a summary. I have written or edited 18 books (I think) and several hundred articles. With any luck, you will find many of these pieces extremely annoying. But read the articles and judge for yourself. Articles Stuff that is harder to read" What happened to Asia? Copyright © 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The BRAD BLOG Mondoweiss | The War of Ideas in the Middle East The Ed Schultz Show The Shock Doctrine In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq’s civil war, a new law is unveiled that would allow Shell and BP to claim the country’s vast oil reserves…. Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly out-sources the running of the “War on Terror” to Halliburton and Blackwater…. After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts.... New Orleans’s residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be reopened…. International Editions

TomDispatch Moniker Maladies: When Names Sabotage Success by Leif Nelson, Joseph Simmons Leif D. Nelson University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business Joseph P. Simmons University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School; University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management DepartmentMarch 17, 2007 Abstract: People like their names enough to unconsciously approach consciously-avoided name-resembling outcomes. Number of Pages in PDF File: 23 Keywords: unconscious attitudes, implicit attitudes working papers series Rolling Stone Politics | Taibblog | Matt Taibbi on Politics and the Economy Thank You, Rolling Stone | BLOG ENTRY Today is my last day at Rolling Stone. As of this week, I’m leaving to work for First Look Media, the new organization that’s already home to reporters like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras. I’ll have... February 20, 2014 10:35 AM ET Ex-Morgan Stanley Chief Jams Foot in Mouth, Complains of CEO Abuse | BLOG ENTRY There's a ton of interesting stuff going on in the Wall Street sphere of late – I'm trying to find some time to do a proper write-up of the extraordinary lawsuit just filed by the Better Markets... February 13, 2014 5:30 PM ET The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet | ARTICLE Call it the loophole that destroyed the world. It's 1999, the tail end of the Clinton years. Democrats Must Stop Ted Cruz's Hollywood Ending | BLOG ENTRY Having lived in the former Soviet Union for 10 years, I will forever have plastered to the back of my cerebellum the commemorative bumper sticker: "WWSD?"

LAmyths Why Congress Is So Dysfunctional The Sunday talk shows again this week devoted a lot of attention to the dysfunction of Congress. In fact, it was the theme of Face the Nation, which featured two members of the Senate with a reputation for bipartisanship, Democrat Bayh of Indiana and Republican Graham of South Carolina. The degree of Congressional dysfunction is debatable. Make comparisons: The number of votes cast, or days worked, or bills introduced versus those enacted into law. Few would argue that Congress has been dysfunctional for decades, through Republican and Democratic majorities, through Republican and Democratic Presidents, through divided control and one-party domination, through crises and calm, through good times and bad, through good leaders and bad. There are at least six fundamental reasons for the Congressional curse. 1. The great irony is that there’s only one institution that can fix those six problems: Congress.

Jeremy Scahill With drone strikes and kill lists, the president set a dangerous precedent. How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011. Within some military and intelligence circles, it was the CIA director's relationship with JSOC—not Paula Broadwell—that raised concerns. Luego de que sus partidarios cuestionaran la legalidad de la corte que lo condenó, Abdulelah Haider Shaye debería haber sido puesto en libertad. Pero el presidente Obama intervino. After supporters protested his “sham” trial, Abdulelah Haider Shaye would have been pardoned. How US counterterrorism operations ignited an Islamist uprising. How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat. Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a Nation investigation in Mogadishu. Meet the Special Operations unit that killed Osama bin Laden. If President Saleh falls, the US will have lost a pliant partner in its “global war on terror.”

open source sociology Chris Hedges, Columnist Chris Hedges Chris Hedges, whose column is published weekly on Truthdig, has written 11 books, including the New York Times best seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include “Death of the Liberal Class” (2010), “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). Hedges previously spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. Hedges began his career reporting on the Falkland War from Argentina for National Public Radio.

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