January 25, 2013

Paul Krugman's Worn-Out Ideas for Japan

William Pesek, Bloomberg


Let's get over this honeymoon for Japan's new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and do a reality check on his idea that the economy is about to boom now that voters have returned him to office.

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A few weeks ago, the Hollywood actor Danny Glover began a petition urging Barack Obama to choose Paul Krugman as his next treasury secretary. The president, sadly, opted for Jack Lew "“ presumably on the grounds there weren't... more ››
January 22, 2013
Japan the Hawk? Not So Fast
Miller & Yokota, Foreign Affairs
Japan's recent territorial tussles with China and South Korea and the election of the conservative Shinzo Abe as prime minister have the world worrying that the country is taking a hawkish turn. In practice, however, Tokyo's new... more ››
January 23, 2013
Japan's Dangerous Mixed Signals
Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia
Japan’s hawkish new PM Shinzo Abe is either confused or purposely contradicting himself. Contrary to his anti-China nationalist rhetoric on the campaign trail, Abe dispatched an envoy to Beijing today in what the FT says... more ››
January 14, 2013
Japan Breaks with Dismal Economic Orthodoxy
Paul Krugman, NYT
For three years economic policy throughout the advanced world has been paralyzed, despite high unemployment, by a dismal orthodoxy. Every suggestion of action to create jobs has been shot down with warnings of dire... more ››