Skip to comments.Angry Keynesian: Krugman Threatens to 'Punch' Detractors 'In the Kisser' [ROTFLMAO!!!]
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.
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.
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.
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.
He'll squeal, "No fair!!"
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.
@ 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.
Hopefully, we can meet to discuss :-)
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!
Angry Keynesians? I hear they might play Coachella next year.
The Leftists’ motto: If you can’t scam them, kill them.
I’ve done plenty of intertemporal optimizing in my time.
I used to do that too but my homework always came due!
I’m 5’5’’. Krugman can swing freely. Then it’s on. How much damage could he do to me?
I would LOVE for him to take a swing/..then I can stomp him legal
Isn’t krugman about 5’ tall? That short man/tough guy syndrome always makes me laugh.
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.
Paul Krugman: The Great Unraveling Author.
One pop to that squishy face and it’s coma or death.
He might be hard-headed and an ideologue, but it’s hard to say he’s uneducated.
Caption for photo says "MIT Economics Skit Party 1976 - Paul Krugman, Jeff Frankel, Margaret Agnew, Bud, Dick Startz" (LINK)
‘Klugman’ is a disgrace to his profession. He is an idiot.
Looks like a puss w/ a glass jaw.
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.
I’d to punch this a**hat and all his ilk in the kisser, with an 8lb hammer.
It also looks like he has a piece of skunk hide on his head.
Keynes cautioned Roosevelt against continuing the disproportionate public spending.
I knew Keynes, Krugman, and you're no Keynes.
Is that not-so-hidden code for optimally interpocketing $50K worth of grift from Enron, Kruggie?
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!
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
Ugly on the outside
Ugly on the inside
Aw~! Has pwoor widdle Paulette have her wittle panties in a bunch?
Bring it on Paulie boy! I will rip you apart limb from limb and feed your remains to the sharks.
bang bang,..... bang.
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.
I’d like to make it last 3 rounds with him. Maybe in one of those Octagonal steel cages.
Krugman made a career out of plagiarizing Keynes failed theories. FA HAYEK schools him in this rap video.
I’d have to turn around and bend over for this idiot to punch me in his version of my kisser.
You forgot to call him “crude.”