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Great, quintessential Krugman
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2012
If you're looking for a wide range of brief essays that basically give you Paul Krugman's ( Nobel Prize winning Economist) basic ideas on economic policy, this is a good place to start. He is brilliant! Being a frequent reader of Krugman, there are a couple things that he has since changed views on, for example, he used to call the people who wanted 4% inflation, "The 4 percenters." And he didn't mean it nicely. Now he is arguing for four percent inflation, the caveat being we are in a recession and it is necessary now. He also has a dim view of what technology has done for our economy. I disagree with him on this particular point, but nonetheless it is a convincing, well written chapter. He takes on the Gold Standard, Cap and Trade and many other things. It's a great read and I recommend it to anyone interested in upping their knowledge base in economic issues. If nothing else, you will have some good debate points against the Austrians.