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    Paul Krugman's Health Care Fantasies

    Paul Krugman just can’t stop spreading misinformation about Medicare and health insurance. Today he writes: In the individual insurance market, where people buy insurance directly rather than getting it through their employers, so much money goes into underwriting and other expenses that only around 70 cents of each premium dollar … More

    Morning Bell: The Truth About Medicare's Administrative Costs

    Now that Al Franken has been seated in the Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is now telling reporters he sees no need for the left to compromise on their demands for a government-run “public option” health care plan. Proponents of the public plan, like Schumer, believe government-run health care is … More

    Medicare Administrative Costs and Paul Krugman’s "Propaganda Shop"

    In his blog, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman launches an unsubstantiated attack on The Heritage Foundation for our June 25 report showing that Medicare administrative costs are higher than those private health plans, not lower, as Krugman has frequently claimed. We find it somewhat encouraging that his only “refutation” … More

    Treason Against the Planet or Treason Against the Economy?

    After the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill narrowly passed the House of Representatives (219-212), Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman, an avid supporter of global warming legislation, expressed his discontent. His concern was not with the bill but those who voted against it. In his New York Times column Krugman says, … More

    We Didn't Know Krugman's Nobel was for Fiction

    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has truly outdone himself this time. He has managed to identify a single piece of legislation passed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 that single handily brought down the entire world economy a mere 25 years plus later. AEI’s Peter Wallison sets the record … More

    Now Paul Krugman is Stealing $11,000 from Every American Household

    In his New York Times column today, Paul Krugman writes: “I cringe when “green economy” enthusiasts insist that protecting the environment would be all gain, no pain.” We feel his pain. But then Krugman goes on to write: Consumers would end up poorer than they would have been without a … More

    Save Those Pennies: Obama's "Cuts" Are Bogus

    President Barack Obama is attempting the mitigate the sting of his astronomical spending spree during his first 100 days by lauding a forthcoming $100 million spending cut. Heritage budget expert Brian Riedl has some real ideas on how to save money and grow the economy, but in the meantime even liberal … More

    Not Even Krugman is Buying Obama's "Spending Cut"

    New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman reacts to President Barack Obama’s $100 million spending cut: “pretty soon, even here in Washington, it adds up to real money,” says the president. Except, you know, really it doesn’t. Let’s say the administration finds $100 million in efficiencies every working day for the … More

    Memo to Krugman: Please Keep Reading

    In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman targets Heritage’s Brian Riedl. In defending the $1.1 trillion “stimulus,” Krugman writes: One last line of attack was the claim that fiscal stimulus, in principle, simply can’t work. You hear this from conservative ‘experts’ like Brian Riedl … More

    Get Ready for 'Hankie Pankie II'

    It is not everyday we get to agree with Paul Krugman, so it is our pleasure to link to his comments last week about President Barack Obama’s burgeoning plans to request hundreds of billions of dollars of more borrowed money to further socialize our nation’s banks: As the Obama administration … More