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Angry Keynesian: Krugman Threatens to 'Punch' Detractors 'In the Kisser' [ROTFLMAO!!!]
NewsBusters ^ | 07/02/10 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 07/02/2010 11:51:21 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Paul Krugman is known for throwing a bomb or two from his platform in the New York Times, but it's really tough to take him for a violent fellow.

In his July 2 blog post, "I'm Gonna Haul Out The Next Guy Who Calls Me ‘Crude' And Punch Him In the Kisser," Krugman lamented criticism of his support for more stimulus spending. A July 1 editorial in The Economist noted that the economy needs more private spending, not more government spending.

"Mr Krugman's crude Keynesianism underplays the link between firms' and households' behaviour and their expectations of future tax and spending policy," the editorial said. "For example, firms across the rich world are hoarding cash. Their reluctance to invest may have more to do with regulatory, financial and fiscal uncertainty than weak consumer demand (see article). If governments address those worries, businesspeople may start spending."

But Krugman argued he does get it, but disagrees - although he didn't seem to address this argument of long-term spending. Instead, he called for more Keynesian medicine.

"All through this debate, a recurring theme among anti-Keynesians has been that Keynesians like me or Brad [DeLong of Grasping Reality with Both Hands] are ignorant primitives who don't know anything about modern macro," Krugman wrote. "It's really hard to see where that comes from, since I've done plenty of intertemporal optimizing in my time. Part of the problem seems to be that the people saying this are taken aback by what we're saying because they don't actually understand the implications of their own models."

Over the past couple years, Krugman has been an outspoken advocate of government stimulus spending, criticized a $775 billion stimulus plan for being too small, called for a second stimulus, and even claimed in 2008 that "we probably have $10 trillion of running room" when asked how much the government could spend to turn the economy around.

But that begs the question - could a conservative economist get away with suggesting he wants to "haul out the next guy who calls me ‘crude' and punch him in the kisser? Doubtful.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dementalillness; economics; internettoughguy; keynes; keynesian; krugman; liberaldelusions; paulkrugman; pipsqueak

1 posted on 07/02/2010 11:51:28 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: Mr. Silverback; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Allegra; Liz; maggief

Ping! ;)


2 posted on 07/02/2010 11:52:22 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I can’t get the other side to take the first swing anymore, gutless cowards.

Where and when, Krugman. You get one swing, all I’ll do is bob and weave, maybe intercept.

Then it’s no-rules, baby.


3 posted on 07/02/2010 11:53:49 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Krugman is simply crude and uneducated. If he really cared he’d note that the lowest taxed sector of our population are going to suffer a 50% increase in their federal income taxes when Obama and Pelosi eliminate Bush’s tax cuts.


4 posted on 07/02/2010 11:58:36 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I saw Krugman on the O’Reilly Factor a year or two ago. My impression of him as O’Reilly took him apart was that he was a very passive pu$$y who couldn’t stand up to a middle school chess team player. I’d like a shot at him. It wouldn’t take three rounds.


5 posted on 07/02/2010 11:59:09 AM PDT by shortstop (Marco Rubio in 2010/General Petraeus in 2012.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
And what will Krugman do when his punchee shrugs off the punch and curls up a fist to return the message?

He'll squeal, "No fair!!"

6 posted on 07/02/2010 11:59:36 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
As always, scratch a liberal and you find a fascist.

I'll be happy to take Mr. Krugman up on his most generous offer, any place, any time. I have a feeling I'll have to take a number, however.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

7 posted on 07/02/2010 11:59:37 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

@ Krugman: You’re crude. And, you’re a punk. And, you’re an ugly-ass troll.

Now, just let me know where. I have plane fare.

Oh, Paul...bring a lunch pail.


8 posted on 07/02/2010 11:59:37 AM PDT by mattdono (A REAL soldier of the People encourages men to be self-reliant & independent, not rely on government)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Nice-I e-mailed him and let him know that I thought his analysis was crude and my contact info.

Hopefully, we can meet to discuss :-)

9 posted on 07/02/2010 12:00:16 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Iron Man 2-a great conservative movie.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Krugman: “It’s really hard to see where that comes from, since I’ve done plenty of intertemporal optimizing in my time.”

Silly me - here I thought our problem was record unemployment, a depressed real estate market, insurmountable debt, underleveraged entitlement problems, states heading straight to bankruptcy, and incoherent economic leadership, and all the while it’s just been a problem of insufficient intertemporal optimizing!


10 posted on 07/02/2010 12:00:34 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Crudeman ping.


11 posted on 07/02/2010 12:00:38 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe; shortstop; badgerlandjim; Joe Brower; mattdono; MattinNJ
In honor of the dreaded Paul "Widowmaker" Krugman:

;)

12 posted on 07/02/2010 12:03:46 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"Angry Keynesian: Krugman Threatens to 'Punch' Detractors 'In the Kisser' [ROTFLMAO!!!]"

Crabby Rest Assured

13 posted on 07/02/2010 12:12:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Hey Paul, you're CRUDE !!
14 posted on 07/02/2010 12:15:19 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Angry Keynesians? I hear they might play Coachella next year.


15 posted on 07/02/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The Leftists’ motto: If you can’t scam them, kill them.


16 posted on 07/02/2010 12:20:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I’ve done plenty of intertemporal optimizing in my time.

I used to do that too but my homework always came due!


17 posted on 07/02/2010 12:24:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: shortstop

I’m 5’5’’. Krugman can swing freely. Then it’s on. How much damage could he do to me?


18 posted on 07/02/2010 12:29:10 PM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I would LOVE for him to take a swing/..then I can stomp him legal


19 posted on 07/02/2010 12:32:09 PM PDT by Blackwatch2
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Isn’t krugman about 5’ tall? That short man/tough guy syndrome always makes me laugh.


20 posted on 07/02/2010 12:33:31 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

What do I get if I call him a retarded flaming a**hole dwarf? Oh, sorry, I should call him an intellectually- challenged flaming a**hole dwarf. Ooops, I should really call him an intellectually-challenged height-challenged extinguish-challenged butt-cheek challenged idiot. There, I feel better now.


21 posted on 07/02/2010 12:34:59 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At the end of the day, with 0bama, we're on a slippery slope sending a message to an underachiever.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Paul Krugman: The Great Unraveling Author.

22 posted on 07/02/2010 12:39:34 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

One pop to that squishy face and it’s coma or death.


23 posted on 07/02/2010 12:41:33 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: muawiyah

He might be hard-headed and an ideologue, but it’s hard to say he’s uneducated.


24 posted on 07/02/2010 12:46:32 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Clearly an example of the Liberal/Hollywood complex: "I once played Superman."

Caption for photo says "MIT Economics Skit Party 1976 - Paul Krugman, Jeff Frankel, Margaret Agnew, Bud, Dick Startz" (LINK)

25 posted on 07/02/2010 12:55:00 PM PDT by drpix
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

‘Klugman’ is a disgrace to his profession. He is an idiot.


26 posted on 07/02/2010 1:01:50 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Looks like a puss w/ a glass jaw.

27 posted on 07/02/2010 1:08:25 PM PDT by Liz
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To: shortstop
I saw Krugman on the O’Reilly Factor a year or two ago. My impression of him as O’Reilly took him apart was that he was a very passive pu$$y who couldn’t stand up to a middle school chess team player.

I saw Krugman on Hannity a couple years back. Hannity said some things that pissed Krugman off, so he threatened to walk off the set. Hannity said "Go, ahead" in a totally unflummoxed way. Krugman looked like a kid who had just has his lunch money stolen.

28 posted on 07/02/2010 1:09:59 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I’d to punch this a**hat and all his ilk in the kisser, with an 8lb hammer.


29 posted on 07/02/2010 1:38:32 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Liz

It also looks like he has a piece of skunk hide on his head.


30 posted on 07/02/2010 1:42:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; potlatch; ntnychik

Keynes cautioned Roosevelt against continuing the disproportionate public spending.

I knew Keynes, Krugman, and you're no Keynes.

31 posted on 07/02/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"since I've done plenty of intertemporal optimizing in my time"

Is that not-so-hidden code for optimally interpocketing $50K worth of grift from Enron, Kruggie?

32 posted on 07/02/2010 1:58:08 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Fido969

A brilliant, smart, really-really bright, intellectual, evolutionally superior, cognitively advanced, Democrat/Socialist/Progressive macho man.

(Muy muy hombre, muy macho, muy varon, llena de machismo, mucho mas hombre que el resto de los hombres en el mundo.)

What a man!

/S/

IMHO


33 posted on 07/02/2010 2:01:11 PM PDT by ripley
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"All through this debate, a recurring theme among anti-Keynesians has been that Keynesians like me or Brad [DeLong of Grasping Reality with Both Hands] are ignorant primitives who don't know anything about modern macro," Krugman wrote. "It's really hard to see where that comes from, since I've done plenty of intertemporal optimizing in my time. Part of the problem seems to be that the people saying this are taken aback by what we're saying because they don't actually understand the implications of their own models."

In other words for mere mortals and non Nobel Prize winners:

"I'm smarter than you"

Too bad Krugman is doesn't understand what really matters in the end, is does the economic theories you believe in work?

Keynesian economics theories fail every time they are applied in an American capitalist system.

They do actually work or rather don't destroy the economy, in smaller economic models like some European counties.

The American system is too big and too complex for the level of government control Keynesian economics needs to work.

Krugman is too blinded to understand that reality......................as well as Obama

34 posted on 07/02/2010 2:07:09 PM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: Liz

Ugly on the outside

Ugly on the inside


35 posted on 07/02/2010 2:08:53 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Aw~! Has pwoor widdle Paulette have her wittle panties in a bunch?


36 posted on 07/02/2010 2:54:48 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Bring it on Paulie boy! I will rip you apart limb from limb and feed your remains to the sharks.


37 posted on 07/02/2010 3:08:01 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

bang bang,..... bang.


38 posted on 07/02/2010 3:30:41 PM PDT by fretzer
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I saw him in a debate with Bill O’Riley. He was very afraid that Bill was going to clock him. Krugman really is a pantywaste.


39 posted on 07/02/2010 4:19:02 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: shortstop

I’d like to make it last 3 rounds with him. Maybe in one of those Octagonal steel cages.


40 posted on 07/02/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Krugman made a career out of plagiarizing Keynes failed theories. FA HAYEK schools him in this rap video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk&feature=youtube_gdata


41 posted on 07/02/2010 4:58:34 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I’d have to turn around and bend over for this idiot to punch me in his version of my kisser.


42 posted on 07/02/2010 6:47:20 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

You forgot to call him “crude.”

;-)


43 posted on 07/02/2010 9:30:51 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Vuvuzela: The ancient, traditional, injection-molded polystyrene horn of the Zulu people.--Wideawake)
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