At the outset of his lengthy assessment of Barack Obama’s presidency in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, economist Paul Krugman establishes his credentials as an erstwhile critic of Obama and then shifts  to a broad portrayal of the man’s six years in the White House and the challenges he’s encountered:


Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history. His health reform is imperfect but still a huge step forward – and it’s working better than anyone expected. Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it’s much more effective than you’d think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy.


Read the whole thing HERE.

At the outset of his lengthy assessment of Barack Obama’s presidency in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, economist Paul Krugman establishes his credentials as an erstwhile critic of Obama and then shifts  to a broad portrayal of the man’s six years in the White House and the challenges he’s encountered:

Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history. His health reform is imperfect but still a huge step forward – and it’s working better than anyone expected. Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it’s much more effective than you’d think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy.

Read the whole thing HERE.