Paul Krugman @ Truthout - For years people like me have been engaged in a running argument with those who insist that the reason we have high unemployment is that American workers don't have the skills required for a 21st-century economy. It's normally implied, although not always stated, that they're talking about technological skills, knowledge of science and math, and in general the cutting edge. Read more.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has announced she will run for president in next year’s election, joining a growing list of challengers to centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron. Read more.