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#New York Times

# new-york-times - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

NYPD blocks journalist from covering Occupy protest Occupy Wall Street This post contains videos

NYPD blocks journalist from covering Occupy protest

New York Times photojournalist Robert Stolarik was pushed by police and repeatedly blocked from covering a protest at the World Financial Centre Plaza.

# new-york-times - Friday 9 December, 2011

From The42 Jury questions wife of accused in Penn State case Investigation

Jury questions wife of accused in Penn State case

It is being alleged that Dottie Sandusky helped her husband cover up the abuse.

# new-york-times - Sunday 11 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# new-york-times - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

WikiLeaks steps up release of US cables - without media partners

Frustrated at the dearth of media coverage, WikiLeaks publishes over 133,000 cables without the support of its media ‘partners’.

# new-york-times - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Book deal on phone hacking for NY Times reporters

The book will use exclusive sources and will have inside knowledge of the Murdoch empire.

# new-york-times - Friday 24 June, 2011

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist says he's an illegal alien Illegal This post contains videos

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist says he's an illegal alien

Jose Antonio Vargas has written for the Washington Post and the New Yorker whilst living illegally in the US.

# new-york-times - Saturday 4 June, 2011

New York Times appoints first female executive editor

Current managing editor Jill Abramson will succeed Bill Keller in September, the first woman to hold the paper’s top job.

# new-york-times - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Facebook leak allowed advertisers to access users’ private photos and chats; Irish “ho-hum bandit” shopped to the FBI by his ex; and bin Laden’s sons don’t believe their father is dead.

# new-york-times - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

New York Times paywall "can be defeated"

Writer suggests that paywall can be defeated by using four lines of Javascript.

# new-york-times - Friday 18 March, 2011

Missing New York Times journalists found

The four journalists were reported missing last Tuesday.

# new-york-times - Monday 24 January, 2011

No money, no leaders, no Irish: what the world's papers say

Guess what the world’s press makes of Ireland’s latest political woes? No prizes for guessing: they don’t think it’s good.

# new-york-times - Friday 14 January, 2011

Can Europe be saved?

Paul Krugman on how the euro may be Europe’s proudest achievement, but it’s looking increasingly like a trap.

# new-york-times - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Developer Paddy Kelly says he likes walking after his BMW is seized; Brian Cowen’s plan to turn 83,000 into 250,000; and the Korean peninsula at loggerheads again – over a Christmas tree.

# new-york-times - Friday 26 November, 2010

Eating the Irish

Only a satirist — and one with a very savage pen — could do justice to what’s happening to Ireland now, writes the Nobel-prize winning economist and New York Times columnist.

# new-york-times - Thursday 18 November, 2010

Palin on verge of deciding White House candidacy

The Tea Party figurehead is in ‘internal deliberations’ with her family as to whether she will oppose Barack Obama in 2012.

# new-york-times - Monday 25 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge NY Times names Cork pub band 'the next U2' The Calvinists This post contains videos

NY Times names Cork pub band 'the next U2'

Cork band The Calvinists play their local in Bantry… and are raved as “awesome” by a passing NYT travel writer.

# new-york-times - Friday 22 October, 2010

Sign of the Times: NYT has twice as many Twitter followers as print subscribers

Like many newspaper, the NYT has a great online brand – if only it could do something about that unwieldy print business.

# new-york-times - Friday 6 August, 2010

# new-york-times - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

A POSTER ON THE NEW YORK TIMES website bearing the same name and location as former Finance Minister Ray MacSharry has come to the defence of Irish economic policy.

The comment was posted in reply to Paul Krugman’s diatribe against the economic policy and austerity measures recommended by the ESRI on Wednesday.

The Poster who goes by the name Ray MacSharry wrote: “There is little this country can do other then to trim spending, try and engineer an economy wide deflationary effect on wages and costs…and hope for a spill over of international stimulus to stimulate the recovery.”

MacSharry explained his comments, saying: “Paul, With no ability to control currency, with a rising debt to gdp ratio..with a very high unit labour cost, and with the crystalisation of proportionally massive banking losses and a crashed property market, the policy levers open to Ireland are few and far between.

“There is nothing the Irish government could spend money on that will boost the economy, so far the hammer has come down mostly on the spending side..hopefully the tax side will be spared and private economic activity might grow.”

Krugman, a Nobel Prize winner and columnist with the New York Times said the ESRI report was plucked “out of the thin air” and was designed to appeal to the “confidence fairy”.

MacSharry’s comments are an endorsement of the government’s plan to cut €3bn in spending from the 2011 budget.

The Journal was unable to contact the the former Finance minister at the time of writing. Ray MacSharry served as Tánaiste and finance minister in the 1980s. He also served as an EU Commissioner.

The ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) has been lambasted by a Nobel Prize winning economist this afternoon.

Blogging for the New York Times Paul Krugman says the analysis in this morning’s ESRI report, which calls for €7.5bn in cuts over the next four years  is pulled “out of thin air”.

Krugman is highly critical of the institutes approach, arguing that further cuts may be self-defeating. Krugman is speaking as the government met today at Farmleigh to cut more than €3bn from the 2011 Budget, a move endorsed by the IMF.

Krugman says: “the policy conclusions are not, in fact, derived from the analysis — they come out of thin air. The authors simply assert that more austerity now would lead to a lower risk premium and hence higher growth, based on no evidence I can see.”

He dismisses the report saying it is a “pure appeal to the confidence fairy.”

This is not the first time Krugman has slammed austerity measures in Ireland.  In June, he wrote: “All that savage austerity was supposed to bring rewards… But the reality is that nothing of the sort has taken place: virtuous, suffering Ireland is gaining nothing.” Krugman’s comments had been brought about by an article by a feature in the New York Times about Ireland.