Arguing with Zombies
A review of

Arguing with Zombies

Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

Paul KrugmanW.W. Norton • 2020

Comprehensible Economics

by David Meyer

Nobel Prize-winning columnist Paul Krugman covers the economic events of the 21st century so far.

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, a professor at the City University of New York, is also a columnist for The New York Times. In this bestselling collection of his essays on an array of topics, Krugman skewers the “zombies” who make false or misleading claims about the economy. 

In 21st-century America...accepting what the evidence says about an economic question will be seen as a partisan act.Paul Krugman

The Washington Post called this “a revelation [that] showcases Krugman’s intelligence and gift for clear, accessible writing.” The Atlantic, however, raised an intriguing question: “How [did] so talented and fortunate an author…develop such a furious and bitter voice?” The answer: Krugman, once an apolitical technocrat, “contends he didn’t change. Politics did.”

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