When End This Depression Now! was published in April 2012, it changed the national debate. New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman reminded us that we had forgotten John Maynard Keynes's central dictum: "The boom, not the slump, is the time for austerity."
Krugman has been writing about the pain of the unemployed and the need for government spending both in his column and his blog, but this book makes his arguments irrefutable by presenting a full, convincing case all in one place. As Krugman points out, we have seen this situation before and we know how to fix it.
What we need for a powerful recovery is precisely what we've needed in crises past - a burst of government spending to jump-start the economy. Krugman convinces us that we owe it not only to the unemployed, but to everyone affected by this tragedy to find the "intellectual clarity and political will" to end this depression now.
Paul Krugman has at least three jobs: he is professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and, perhaps, his best-known job, as an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. In recognition of his influence The Washington Monthly called him "the most important political columnist in America."