Paul Krugman on Economic Stigmas and Solutions

January 10, 2013

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman talks with Bill about the bleak hopes of economic recovery for many hard-hit Americans, particularly the young and unemployed. Krugman calls the situation a “vast, unnecessary catastrophe,” but says solutions are possible, and can happen more quickly than most think.

Watch the full conversation between Bill Moyers and Paul Krugman.

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  • MaxI

    Check out Janine Wedel’s work for more insights into these dynamics:

  • iCallBullshit

    Paul Krookman – do some grocery shopping like everyman … the policies you advocate are utter garbage if you buy groceries, fuel or housing. Worthless puppet. Obama won a Nobel prize too and he drone-kills more kids overseas than guns do at home. Garbage.

  • caroline

    Your name should be, IAmBullshit.

  • Anonymous

    Every event that a man would master must be mounted
    on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it
    galloped past him.