Ep. 120 Krugman Tries to Explain Away the 2017 Economy

10 January 2018     |     Tom Woods     |     6

Immediately after the 2016 election, Krugman predicted markets would “never” recover, but after a strong 2017, Krugman is suddenly reminded that presidents don’t have much influence over the economy after all. But if we should need more stimulus, he says, we’ll be sorry we don’t have a Keynesian in office.

Krugman Column

Can the Economy Keep Calm and Carry On?” (January 1, 2018)

Contra Column

Krugman’s Case for Deficits Flip Flopped IN EIGHT WEEKS,” by Bob Murphy

What Krugman Said

What Happened on Election Day” (November 9, 2016)
(markets will “never” recover)

Chart Mentioned

It is possible to detect the election in the data:

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