Arguing with Zombies
There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won’t die.In Arguing with Zombies, Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings, taking stock of where the United States has come from and where it’s headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters. Drawn mainly from his popular New York Times column, they cover a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate. Explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision, Arguing with Zombies is Krugman at the height of his powers.Arguing with Zombies puts Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades’ worth of political and economic discourse in the United States and around the globe. With quick, vivid sketches, Krugman turns his readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and hands them the keys to unlock the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. In doing so, he delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations.

Arguing with Zombies Details

TitleArguing with Zombies
Author
ReleaseJan 28th, 2020
PublisherW. W. Norton Company
ISBN-139781324005018
Rating
GenreEconomics, Politics, Nonfiction, History, Business, Audiobook

Arguing with Zombies Review

  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin
    January 1, 1970
    If individuals can be said to have an Overton window I would say mine is centered around Bernie Sanders and AOC with on one side the far-left stuff like Chomsky or Anwar Shaikh to my left and Paul Krugman to my right. I realize that my window is far to the left of many people but that is where it is right now. This is a collection of pieces on the economy that Krugman wrote for the New York times to combat bad-faith actors in our political system aka right-wingers on economic policy. Krugman is If individuals can be said to have an Overton window I would say mine is centered around Bernie Sanders and AOC with on one side the far-left stuff like Chomsky or Anwar Shaikh to my left and Paul Krugman to my right. I realize that my window is far to the left of many people but that is where it is right now. This is a collection of pieces on the economy that Krugman wrote for the New York times to combat bad-faith actors in our political system aka right-wingers on economic policy. Krugman is good at describing technocratic economic fixes that would improve most people's lives. He knows his economic stuff and is very well acquainted with our dysfunctional political system which caters mostly or solely to plutocrats. like I said Krugman is about where I am at on conservative days and his prescriptions are a bare minimum in my book. But it is good to read a sane economist.'''
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    This is a compilation of earlier articles and blog posts that have aged well. I especially liked the examinations of unemployment and the discussions of the Euro.
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