Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future (Paperback)

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A New York Times Bestseller


An accessible, compelling introduction to today’s major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.


There is no better guide to basic economics than Paul Krugman. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won’t die. In Arguing with Zombies, Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings in a series of concise, digestible chapters. With quick, vivid sketches, this New York Times bestseller turns readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and unlocks the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. Arguing with Zombies is an indispensable guide to two decades’ worth of political and economic discourse in the United States and around the globe. Writing at the height of his powers, Krugman delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations.

About the Author


Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics and best-selling author, has been a columnist at The New York Times for twenty years. A Distinguished Professor at City University of New York, he lives in New York City.

Praise For…


In an era when facts are too often disdained and discarded, Paul Krugman wields them like a rapier. A brilliant scholar and polemicist, Krugman's incisive columns are a beacon for anyone who cares about public policy and progressive change.
— David Axelrod

Years after appearing in the daily newspaper, Paul Krugman’s columns resonate because he avoids the herd mentality of most journalism. Applying history, math, and humanity, he transforms our understanding of great issues and when writing on economics translates the dismal science into plain English.
— David Cay Johnston, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, an IRE Medal, and the George Polk Award


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393541328
ISBN-10: 0393541320
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 16th, 2021
Pages: 464

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