Category Archives: Political economy

Economic Renewal, Energy, and Blame for the Housing Bubble (Book Reviews)

The October 27 issue of The New York Review of Books is on newsstands, with three in-depth review-articles on the economy by Stanley Hoffmann, by William D. Nordhaus, and by Jeff Madrick and Frank Portnoy (full access to some articles is blocked by a subscribers-only paywall).

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Barack Obama: Community Organizer as President?

On ABC’s This Week last Sunday, a panel discussed what President Obama should say in his upcoming speech on jobs and the economy. Douglas Holtz-Eakin (formerly John McCain’s policy adviser and chief economist for George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors) said Obama had to “show some ideological flexibility.”

This Week, 09/04/2011

No one laughed. Not even Paul Krugman, who was sitting right next to Holtz-Eakin. But Christiane Amanpour, the anchor, called him on it. “Do you think that’s true,… since he’s come completely to the Republican side of the debate?”

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