Clive Crook

  • Krugman and Krugman and Social Security

    Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post launches an angry attack on Paul Krugman's recent column on Social Security, which accused Barack Obama of being…

  • Does the Fed now have an inflation target?

    The rules of US monetary policy have changed: the Fed has revised its reporting procedures in a potentially significant way. The first set of the…

  • Nice drug, we'll see about the delivery system

    I've just ordered my Kindle, and felt the world would wish to know. (Early-onset blogo-narcissism, clearly.) A strange name, don't you think? Burning…

  • How much might a falling dollar hurt the US?

    An interesting debate involving my FT colleague Willem Buiter, who thinks that a falling dollar could become very bad news for the US economy, and…

  • Tax cuts: myths and realities

    Other things equal, I am a tax-cutter not a tax-increaser. The leftist instinct to regard a tax increase on the rich as a good thing in itself--that…

  • The euro: like it or lump it

    Barry Eichengreen has a post on Voxeu about how difficult it would be for a country to make an orderly exit from the euro. (The column draws on a…

  • Reforming Social Security

    In my new column for the Financial Times, I try to restate the case for reforming Social Security:Barack Obama has upset a lot of Democrats by…

  • Hillary bounces back

    She did well in Thursday night's debate, winning by a mile I'd say, partly because it was evidently a pro-Clinton crowd. Her bad performance in…

  • The state of the economy

    An excellent briefing on where things stand from John Williams of the San Francisco Fed. (Thanks, once again, to Mark Thoma at Economist's View.)*…

  • Saving and security

    The Aspen Institute's Initiative on Financial Security is trying to build support for new policies to promote saving for those on low or moderate…

  • Bernanke's new-look Fed

    Ben Bernanke gave the Cato Institute a handsome anniversary gift for their 25th annual monetary conference this morning. He used the occasion to…

  • Land of opportunity

    The Wall Street Journal's editorial writers are impressed by a new study on income mobility:The Treasury study examined a huge sample of 96,700…

  • We have ways of making you happy

    Great news. 'Happiness research" might be having an effect on policy in just a few more decades, according to the New York Times. Instead of pursuing…

  • The academy as ruthless market process

    A student at Columbia defends the character of American academia as the outcome of a ruthless market process in which excellence prevails (link via…

  • And speaking of movies...

    I loved this column by the ever-stimulating George Will, comparing "American Gangster" and "The Godfather":In spite of its self-conscious…

  • Kite Runner: The Movie

    I went to a preview of the movie based on Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" this weekend (thanks for the tickets, Sandy). This from Amazon, about…

  • Universal coverage and medical innovation

    The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn has written a new piece on health reform, recognising and then questioning what he calls the best argument against…

  • Column: The limits to partisan rage

    My Monday column for the print FT:For the Democratic party’s most energetic supporters, consensus and bipartisanship have become dirty words. In…

  • Was Sarkozy in Washington?

    The historic visit of Nicolas Sarkozy to the nation's capital, to address both houses of Congress and seal a new rapprochement ("bringing together")…

  • Dershowitz on torture

    Alan Dershowitz advises the Democrats not to look soft on national security--and not to rule out torture in all conceivable circumstances. He…

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"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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