Skip to comments.NYT's Paul Krugman: U.S. Students 'Could Learn A Little Bit' From Violent Protests in UK, France
Posted on 02/28/2011 10:27:43 AM PST by mandaladon
Its not quite leftist academic Frances Fox Piven calling for violent Greece-style riots in America. But in an interview with the University of Oklahomas student newspaper (he was in town February 22 for a talk), Paul Krugman, respected economist turned partisan liberal New York Times columnist, suggested American college students should pick up some tips from students in London and Paris about fighting public spending cuts.
The Daily: You mentioned how children and students suffer from cuts to public agencies. What advice would you give students to impact the political scene?
Krugman: Well, you know, maybe we could learn a little bit from British students or French students who actually demonstrated against these cuts. What happens, weve got actually in America, the seniors are very noisy. Everybody knows you dont dare cut programs for the elderly, so lets cut programs for the youth. If we can change that, then wed do a little better.
And what exactly would we learn from British and French students? Violent protest tactics, for one.
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Nobody suffers more from gov’t spending than the children of taxpayers.
Sure Paul, You lead the charge!
You have NO right to other peoples money.
That should be plain and simple.
I would like to visit some pain on this a$$hole.
Wouldn’t work here. The people who pay the bills in France and the UK are unarmed. Not so here.
Almost impossible to own a gun in D.C. isn’t it?
Make no mistake, Krugman and the leftists WANT this type of rioting. As long as this is done by leftists the MSM will totally justify it. If it is done by conservative then they will go berzerk and blame Palin, the Tea Party, Timothy McVeigh or any conservative they can smear, whether justified or not.
Nah, the criminals, elites and politicians own oodles of 'em.
Oh, wait, I'm being doubly redundant in my description, aren't I?
Ah for the Good Old Days of university riots, waving the VC flag and getting tear gassed, or even beaten!
Take over the University Admin building! Throw your medals on the WH lawn! Listen to rants from battery-powered bullhorns!
Kent State, Sterling Hall, smoke, flame, AGITATION!
Now that most of the founders of SDS and Weather Underground are retiring, they get nostalgic for a little action. Seeing it overseas brings back pleasant memories.
This is precisely why Gov. Walker can NOT back down in Wisconsin.
The Left is prepared to unleash these tactics nationwide. If the Wisconsin GOP folds and the tactics are deemed to have been successful, we are in for one long, hot, French-Greek summer I fear.
Everytime a state legislature wants to trim a budget you’ll have riots in the streets.
Indeed, Krugman and the ruling elites are looking for young useful idiots to do their dirty work.
This little fag couldn't whip Charles Krauthammer unless he pushed his wheelchair down the steps and he wants someone else to do violence.
what is this idiot thinking.
Did you forget to mention, Paul, that they’ll also be taxpayers one day?
I bet it was just an oversight
“Indeed, Krugman and the ruling elites are looking for young useful idiots to do their dirty work.”
Cowards nothing more!
What Paul doesn’t grasp is that if we descend into French Revolution style chaos, the high profile people like him will be the first killed by the masses. Paul is an idiot. Period...
And Paul Krugman could learn a lot from reading Thomas Sowell.
When your ideas fail to sell at the ballot box, you can always try stirring up mobs with bumper sticker lies.
Um, isn’t inciting violence/riot a crime?
Oh, that’s right, this jackwipe is a lib/dem, so he’s above the law. I forgot, how silly of me.
/only partial sarc these days
Krugman did not absorb the lesson of Kent State. The left thought that after the four students were killed that the nation would finally support them. The shock was that the people of this country were sick to death of the students and their constant demonstrations and violence. When the students were killed the country said in essence it’s about time. Yeah, Krugman, students did violent things in the 60’s and 70’s. And some of them lost their lives for a disgusting pathological philosophy. And you want more? Like cheetahcat posted - you go first.
Oh cool! Now we’ll get burning cars and entire cities shut down. Is Krugman now shilling for the white house?
Paul has an element of truth in what he says but he never makes the real point. Students should protest over entitlement spending since they are the ones who will suffer for it over the long term in the form of higher taxes and less return on their tax dollars.
The idiot is thinking that the riots won’t affect him. Lib media types are all acting like they will be spectators when the poop hits the fan.
I guess they didn’t see what happened in Egypt.
“Krugman did not absorb the lesson of Kent State. The left thought that after the four students were killed that the nation would finally support them. The shock was that the people of this country were sick to death of the students and their constant demonstrations and violence. When the students were killed the country said in essence its about time. Yeah, Krugman, students did violent things in the 60s and 70s. And some of them lost their lives for a disgusting pathological philosophy. And you want more? Like cheetahcat posted - you go first.”
These Protests have turned into nothing but wanton destruction and looting of any business in their path,They tried that crap in Miami and got their Azz handed to them,LMAO even the Puke lefty Lawyer caught a rubber bullet to the face,funny as hell it stuck out like a beak!
The were threatening to roll marbles under the police horses,Bad Move the cops were Pissed and considered that as a deadly attack if the horse and rider went down.