Paul Krugman has made a reputation for himself by telling us the truth about economics however unlikely it may seem and however little we want to believe it. In this collection of sharp, witty essays, Krugman tackles bad economic ideas from across the political spectrum, giving us clear-eyed insights into unemployment, globalization, economic growth and financial speculation. The writing here brilliantly combines the acerbic style and clever analysis that has made Krugman famous.
Paul Krugman has been proclaimed "the most celebrated economist of his generation" (The Economist), a judgement confirmed when he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, a prize given to the best American economist under the age of forty. Professorof economics at Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Krugman advised the US government and written widely of the international press.