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Top 27 Paul Krugman Quotes (ECONOMIST)

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“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”

Paul Krugman
I think so long as fossil fuels are cheap, people will use them and it will postpone a movement towards new technologies.
I think so long as fossil fuels are cheap, people will use them and it will postpone a movement towards new technologies.
Rising inequality isn’t about who has the knowledge; it’s about who has the power.
Rising inequality isn’t about who has the knowledge; it’s about who has the power.
Politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth.
Politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth.
As I've often said, you can shop online and find whatever you're looking for, but bookstores are where you find what you weren't looking for.
As I’ve often said, you can shop online and find whatever you’re looking for, but bookstores are where you find what you weren’t looking for.
Debt is one person's liability, but another person's asset.
Debt is one person’s liability, but another person’s asset.
The real danger with debt is what happens if lots of people decide, or are forced, to pay it off at the same time.
The real danger with debt is what happens if lots of people decide, or are forced, to pay it off at the same time.
The great thing about fiscal policy is that it has a direct impact and doesn't require you to bind the hands of future policymakers.
The great thing about fiscal policy is that it has a direct impact and doesn’t require you to bind the hands of future policymakers.
The rich are different from you and me: they have more influence.
The rich are different from you and me: they have more influence.
We know that advanced economies with stable governments that borrow in their own currency are capable of running up very high levels of debt without crisis.
We know that advanced economies with stable governments that borrow in their own currency are capable of running up very high levels of debt without crisis.

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“And that’s just the beginning. More and more, conventional wisdom says that the responsible thing is to make the unemployed suffer. And while the benefits from inflicting pain are an illusion, the pain itself will be all too real.”

Paul Krugman
The federal government is basically an insurance company with an army.
The federal government is basically an insurance company with an army.
Social Security is a social insurance program - it is not designed to be the same thing as a 401(k).
Social Security is a social insurance program – it is not designed to be the same thing as a 401(k).
In our country, learned ignorance is on the rise.
In our country, learned ignorance is on the rise.
The problem isn't that people don't understand how good things are. It's that they know, from personal experience, that things really aren't that good.
The problem isn’t that people don’t understand how good things are. It’s that they know, from personal experience, that things really aren’t that good.
If you want to understand opposition to climate action, follow the money.
If you want to understand opposition to climate action, follow the money.

“I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the power of doctrines — how support for a false dogma can become politically mandatory, and how overwhelming contrary evidence only makes such dogmas stronger and more extreme.”

Paul Krugman
The science fiction world has a lot of people doing seriously imaginative thinking.
The science fiction world has a lot of people doing seriously imaginative thinking.
For most Americans, economic growth is a spectator sport.
For most Americans, economic growth is a spectator sport.
Some people want the past repeated and have an interest in making sure we don't remember it.
Some people want the past repeated and have an interest in making sure we don’t remember it.
We should try to create the society each of us would want if we didn't know in advance who we'd be.
We should try to create the society each of us would want if we didn’t know in advance who we’d be.
Outrageous fiscal mendacity is neither historically normal nor bipartisan. It’s a modern Republican thing.
Outrageous fiscal mendacity is neither historically normal nor bipartisan. It’s a modern Republican thing.

“It’s not about the budget; it’s about the power… So will the attack on unions succeed? I don’t know. But anyone who cares about retaining government of the people by the people should hope that it doesn’t.”

Paul Krugman
Wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favor react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is.
Wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favor react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is.
Middle-class societies don't emerge automatically as an economy matures, they have to be CREATED through political action.
Middle-class societies don’t emerge automatically as an economy matures, they have to be CREATED through political action.
There are no atheists in foxholes and there are no libertarians in financial crises.
There are no atheists in foxholes and there are no libertarians in financial crises.
The raw fact is that every successful example of economic development this past century… has taken place via globalization.
The raw fact is that every successful example of economic development this past century… has taken place via globalization.

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