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Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is one of the most recognizable and trusted voices on economics and policy today. Through a regular column in The New York Times, a popular blog and best-selling books, he looks to communicate the basic economics we need to understand public policy.

His new book is “Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for a Better Future.” Drawn mainly from his Times column, it covers a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate, explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform and Social Security.

Paul Krugman is a recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. He has been a columnist at The New York Times for twenty years and is also a Distinguished Professor at City University of New York.

We spoke with him on Saturday in Manchester, Vermont in an event presented by Northshire Bookstore

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Thursday's Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston, and reports of easing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. After President Trump agreed to delay his next tariff increase on China for two weeks, China purchased its first large order of American soybeans in months. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Brexit and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who faces a string of defeats as Parliament begins its five-week suspension.  

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Hurricane Dorian has developed into a Category 3 hurricane as it creeps up the southeastern U.S. coast. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Democratic presidential race. 

7/23/19 Panel

Jul 23, 2019

 The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, The Empire Report’s J.P. Miller, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow Fran Berman, Skidmore College Business professor and Brexit expert Peter Moloney, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Wednesday meeting where President Trump stormed out on Democratic congressional leaders, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of engaging in a "cover up."

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's upcoming rally in Michigan, his first since the filing of the Mueller report. He also comments on a New York Times article about the cost of access to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and British Prime Minister Theresa May's offer to step down after alternative Brexit plans were rejected by Parliament. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a college admissions bribery scandal where 50 people, including some celebrities, were charged with buying freshman class spots at various big-name schools. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's $4.75 trillion proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, and reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said impeaching the president is "not worth it." He also comments on a vote expected in the U.K. today on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, and a White House press briefing held Monday. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address and budget proposal Tuesday, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's plans for a 2020 presidential run. He also comments on the failure of the United Kingdom's Brexit deal in Parliament, and what that means for British Prime Minister Theresa May. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the latest developments on Brexit. Dr. Chartock also discusses the ongoing climate talks in Poland.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees. The president is expected to announce his pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy at 9 p.m. Monday. Dr. Chartock also discusses the resignation of England's Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Bill Owens: Brexit: A View From Ireland

Jul 19, 2016

I had the good fortune to be in the Republic of Ireland in the days leading up to the Brexit vote and a few days thereinafter.  European news reports, conversations with people I spoke with while traveling around Ireland gave me a pro-EU perspective on Brexit.

University of West Florida

There are some events that a whole lot of us get up for. Sports fans love the Super Bowl and the World Series and the World Cup. Movie fans wait for the newest sequel or big blockbuster. Most of us pay close attention to the elections. But for a political scientist…nothing this year will come close to Brexit!

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to a political science professor who is also an expert on European politics about the ins and outs and squiggles yet to come about the UK’s recent vote.

Herbert London: Brexit Revisited

Jun 29, 2016

Now that the London fog has cleared, a dispassionate analysis of the Brexit vote is possible, even with murky clouds over the British Isles. The pound plunged with the Brexit vote as did global markets. Political elites from Cameron to Obama shuddered. Investors on both sides of the Atlantic were pummeled. Some say the British vote to leave the European Union is an invitation to anarchy.

Professor Adrian Masters
albany.edu

Following the decision by voters in the United Kingdom last week to leave the European Union, the word uncertainty has been used to describe the economic and social fallout. Stock markets around the world, including on Wall Street, have fallen since the vote. Professor Adrian Masters, the chair of the department of economics at the University at Albany, spoke with WAMC News about why so much uncertainty has followed the Brexit. 

  What will Great Britain do next?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern — a Democrat from the 2nd district — discusses the Brexit vote with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Listener Essay: 'Outs' Win

Jun 24, 2016

This is a sad day for Britain and unfathomable for Europe. The morning after Brexit, the headlines make grim reading: “Pound sterling crashes to 1985 low”, “World stocks in freefall”, “The rage of the working class”, “Cameron resigns”, “Scotland must hold a new referendum”.  And Donald Trump touched down on his Scottish golf course to announce “It’s a great thing.”

Rep. Richard Neal
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Global reaction to the results of the Brexit vote has been mixed, with some supporters cheering Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Others who wanted England to remain — including President Obama — are warning of financial turmoil in the wake of the 52-48 vote Thursday. Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat from the 1st district, has long worked on foreign relations in the U.K. Congressman Neal discussed the Brexit vote with WAMC’s Ian Pickus on Friday.

Brexit - Steven Leibo

Jun 24, 2016
Steven Leibo
Steven Leibo

  Dr. Steven A. Leibo, the Sherman David Spector Professor in the Humanities at the Sage Colleges in New York, specializes in Modern International History & Politics.

He joins us to discuss the Referendum of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union – or Brexit. 

Brexit - Tina Packer

Jun 24, 2016

  One of our favorite Brits, Tina Packer - founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA -  joins us to share her thoughts and feelings on the Referendum of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.

  Matthew Amroliwala is the host of Global with Matthew Amroliwala on BBC World News each weekday.

As BBC/US partners, WAMC reached out to their pressroom and Matthew agreed to join us today to talk about the Referendum of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union – or Brexit. 

  Tim Vercellotti, political science professor and director of the Western New England University Polling Institute, is in London for a university summer program.

He has had a front row seat for the so-called “Brexit” referendum campaign.

Brexit - Hugh Johnson

Jun 24, 2016
Hugh Johnson
Hugh Johnson

  Nearly every market move over the last two weeks has been attributed to the British referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain with or leave the European Union.

When a poll showed the British might want to leave? Stocks would go down. Then it looked like the U.K. would stay in the political and economic bloc and stocks would bounce up. Now that the U.K. has officially voted in favor of leaving, markets are going wild.

Investors around the world went into crisis mode as British voters chose to leave the European Union in a stunning decision with far-reaching implications. Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors in Albany, New York joins us live in Studio A to discuss the impact of the vote on the world and US economies.

6/24/16 Panel

Jun 24, 2016

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

'Brexit' Voting Begins In Britain

Jun 23, 2016

Voters in parts of Britain are facing floods and torrential downpours as they cast their ballots in a referendum on whether or not to remain in the European Union.

British voters go to the polls Thursday to decide whether to remain in the European Union.