Krugman/Catalano: Paul Krugman on Leadership, Delusion, and The Rise of “Zombies”

In this Real Vision exclusive, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman sits down with Vincent Catalano of Stuyvesant Capital Management to discuss how to solve problems in these trying times. Specifically, they discuss how to mitigate the economic damage of the coronavirus, and how policymakers will employ the different tools available to them. Krugman analyzes these issues from the framework of his book, Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future, in which he identifies an enduring theme of political economy: why “zombie” ideas continue to gain political influence despite evidence that they don’t work.

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