Tag: New York Times

New Yorkers Fail Economics — Rob Long


It sometimes seems like the New York Times does a piece about rising real estate prices hourly. The components are almost always the same: rising prices, high demand, tight availability. (The NYT tends to see these things as distinct from each other, rather than interconnected.)

Usually, they’ll pick a “typical” New Yorker — read: a friend of a friend of the reporter — as a peg on which to hook the piece. 


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Just now, on the home page of the New York Times, these competing headlines: Ukraine Asks U.N. for Troops as Militants Defy Deadline More

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Timothy Egan’s St. Patrick’s Day Famine Pretzel — by Matthew Hennessey


It’s come to this.

The New York Times’ Timothy Egan used his weekend column to link America’s modern Republican Party—in the person of Congressman Paul Ryan—to the nineteenth century Irish famines that killed more than a million Irish people and led to the emigration of maybe a million more.