Paul Krugman

The Conscience of a Liberal

Paul Krugman

Talk: The Conscience of a Liberal

In "The Conscience of a Liberal", Paul Krugman, today's most widely read economist, studies the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s. Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has created a work that weaves together a nuanced account of three generations of history with sharp political, social, and economic analysis.

Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman is an American economist, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times