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Krugman: “Frightening” Lack of “Progressive” Economists in the White House
Cybercast News Service ^
| January 14, 2013
| Elizabeth Harrington
Posted on 01/14/2013 10:44:48 AM PST by Olog-hai
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said it is frightening that the Obama administration has never included progressive economists, who have been right about everything so far.
I think its frightening that at no point in this administration have there been any serious representation of what you might call the progressive economist wing, which is a pretty big part of Obamas support, Krugman said Sunday in an appearance on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Krugman, a Keynesian economist, has long advocated for more stimulus spending, saying the $833-billion stimulus package of 2009 did not spend enough.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: keynesianism; nyslimes; nyt; paulkrugman
Whats almost frightening is how wrong both Krugman and his favorite so-called economists have been thus far. Almost, because it remains sadly amusing to a point. Never mind the radical economists already in DC.
posted on 01/14/2013 10:44:53 AM PST
They have been right about everything so far?!. What, did the predict the winners of this weekend’s football games or something else that I am aware of? Right about what? Unemployment? Debt? Inflation? What?
posted on 01/14/2013 10:53:34 AM PST
Krugman is wrong about that, too. As a matter of fact he is always wrong about everything.
posted on 01/14/2013 10:54:21 AM PST
(Give me freedom, not more government.)
posted on 01/14/2013 10:55:59 AM PST
(Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
posted on 01/14/2013 11:01:20 AM PST
(Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
posted on 01/14/2013 11:20:12 AM PST
Yeah, I’ve noticed how the Austrians have taken over...
posted on 01/14/2013 11:35:50 AM PST
Curse those Menshevik
economists at the White House. They aren't nearly progressive enough for Krugman.
posted on 01/14/2013 12:34:14 PM PST
(Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
Ya, terrible thing if truth and reality were ever reflected in policy decisions....
posted on 01/14/2013 12:51:02 PM PST
by G Larry
(Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
Isn't that an oxymoron?
No progressive understands how economies work, and their only understanding is that, high taxes and high spending and government control of everything, grow economies, but, when has that ever been true?
posted on 01/14/2013 1:49:04 PM PST
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