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  • Krugman Closes His Eyes (Doesn't Read Anything on the Right)

    03/10/2011 12:44:17 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | March 10, 2011 | Johnathan H. Adler
    Paul Krugman doesn’t read anything on the “right”: Some have asked if there aren’t conservative sites I read regularly. Well, no. I will read anything I’ve been informed about that’s either interesting or revealing; but I don’t know of any economics or politics sites on that side that regularly provide analysis or information I need to take seriously. I know we’re supposed to pretend that both sides always have a point; but the truth is that most of the time they don’t. The parties are not equally irresponsible; Rachel Maddow isn’t Glenn Beck; and a conservative blog, almost by definition,...
  • Paul Krugman: Ignorant and Proud of it

    03/10/2011 6:32:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Money Illusion ^ | 03/10/2011 | Scott Sumner
    Or so he claims: Some have asked if there aren’t conservative sites I read regularly. Well, no. I will read anything I’ve been informed about that’s either interesting or revealing; but I don’t know of any economics or politics sites on that side that regularly provide analysis or information I need to take seriously. I know we’re supposed to pretend that both sides always have a point; but the truth is that most of the time they don’t. The parties are not equally irresponsible; Rachel Maddow isn’t Glenn Beck; and a conservative blog, almost by definition, is a blog...
  • Paul Krugman epitomizes the current liberal divorce from reality

    02/22/2011 10:17:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 21 2011 | Timothy P. Carney
    One reason liberals get so excited about the protests and teacher strikes in Wisconsin is that they see this as a battle to preserve the power of the working man -- a noble cause and one many liberals take very seriously. If you squint just right, you can see it their way: Republicans are fighting to take away collective bargaining rights from unions, who are responding with protest and solidarity. Of course, this blurs the crucial distinction between private-sector unions and government-sector unions. When it comes to stubbornly blurring economic reality so as to demonize your political rivals, you can...
  • Paul Krugman Pulls the Race Card from the Deck's Bottom

    02/16/2011 6:28:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 02/15/2011 | John Tamny
    For those who follow economic commentary, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is known as the most prominent advocate of big government solutions to almost any economic malady, real or perceived. Whatever bad, historically discredited economic concept exists, from "stimulus" spending to currency devaluation to tax rate increases to reduce the deficits caused by all the government spending he supports, Krugman is always there to defend each as public intellectualism's walking, talking embodiment of that which won't, and hasn't worked. The conspiratorially minded among us might say that Krugman is a Republican mole, placed inside the upper reaches of American...
  • Paul Krugman Blames Egypt Crisis On Global Warming

    02/07/2011 8:53:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7 Feb 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    For the second time in eight days, a prominent liberal has blamed the developing crisis in Egypt on global warming. Following in the footsteps of climate alarmist extraordinaire Joe Romm Monday was New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: We’re in the midst of a global food crisis — the second in three years. World food prices hit a record in January, driven by huge increases in the prices of wheat, corn, sugar and oils. These soaring prices have had only a modest effect on U.S. inflation, which is still low by historical standards, but they’re having a brutal impact on...
  • The 'Your Money Is Not Yours' Crowd

    01/29/2011 3:09:36 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-29-2011 | Bill Costello
    Return to the Article January 29, 2011The 'Your Money Is Not Yours' CrowdBy Bill Costello Paul Krugman, columnist for the New York Times, recently criticized those who "see taxes and regulation as tyrannical impositions on their liberty" and who believe "that people have a right to keep what they earn." One branch of American politics shares Krugman's view that the money you earn -- the material manifestation of your mental and physical labor -- is not yours.  It belongs to the government. This view was recently on display when some referred to the extension of the Bush tax rates...
  • ARIZONA SHOOTINGS: NOT WASTING OPPORTUNITY FOR RULING CLASS TO ATTACK CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

    01/28/2011 6:16:09 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 17, 2011 | Matthew Burke
    Never to let a "good crisis go to waste" (i.e., as an excuse to transfer more power and control to federal politicians and bureaucrats), thehill.com reports (my emphasis) that mere hours since the Arizona mass murders: "Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that COULD BE PERCEIVED as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress." "Perceived"? "Could be"? And who gets the arbitrary, unbridled power to "perceive" what "could be" threatening? Him? Or, some other politician, bureaucrat, or board of self-annointed...
  • A Battleground Of Ideas Dishonored: Rebuttal to Paul Krugman's "Climate Of Hate"

    01/20/2011 8:49:48 AM PST · by Barry Secrest · 4 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 01/19/11 | Barry Secrest
    In fact Krugman actually, if not witlessly, brings up a Department of Homeland Security Report that only points to one of the reason's for the Country's disillusionment with the Obama Administration in the first place. The Department of Homeland Security's document (which was quickly recanted) to which Krugman refers warned of right-wing extremist groups and the potential for violence--which was a bellwether event that forged a collective Conservative resolve against both Obama and the now-observed ideological excessiveness of his governance. Vitriolic rhetoric? Well, the answer to the question of continuous attacks, threats, aggressive language and "the current state of American...
  • A Tale of Two Moralities (Paul Krugman)

    01/14/2011 12:17:53 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01/13/2011 | Paul Krugman
    On Wednesday, President Obama called on Americans to “expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together.” Those were beautiful words; they spoke to our desire for reconciliation. But the truth is that we are a deeply divided nation and are likely to remain one for a long time. By all means, let’s listen to each other more carefully; but what we’ll discover, I fear, is how far apart we are. For the great divide in our politics...
  • The Left's History Of Violence

    01/12/2011 12:39:08 PM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01/12/11 | Daniel Flynn
    The surest way to become a folk hero on the Hard Left is to kill a human being. As Mumia Abu-Jamal, Joe Hill and Huey Newton could have attested, murder trumps even treason for establishing radical credentials. You certainly don’t get invitations to deliver commencement addresses, become the subject of folk songs, or hang with the likes of Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda by protesting a traffic ticket. Taking the life of another person elevates a radical to cause celebre status like nothing else can. So why all the carping about “violent rhetoric” from people wearing “Che” T-shirts and imploring...
  • Liberals take a page from the Westboro Baptist songbook [Krugman vs. Phelps]

    01/11/2011 4:54:51 PM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Fred Phelps, the crazy leader of the Westboro Baptist Church cult, has become infamous for blaming any bad event on the evils of homosexuality. Earthquake in Haiti? Blame the gays. Combat troop deaths in Iraq? Ditto. Phelps' logic works thusly: God literally hates people who engage in homosexual conduct and unless societies take the steps to ban and punish such action, God is going to destroy them. Any natural disaster or mass murder is, accordingly, the will of God being carried out on the "sinners" who refuse to listen. If that type of "logic" sounds familiar, it should be. It's...
  • Tragedy In Tucson: On Palin's Hands?

    01/10/2011 4:34:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 10, 2011 | Staff
    Searching For Answers: From New York newspaper columnists to an Illinois senator, the liberal left is blaming the Tea Party and conservative stars for the shooting of an Arizona congresswoman. How about blaming the communist and Nazi-loving shooter? It didn't take long for New York Times columnist Paul Krugman to blame the Tea Party and Sarah Palin for the shooting outside a Tucson supermarket that seriously injured Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords and left six others, including a 9-year-old, dead. Writing Saturday, as the shooting was still fresh and little was known of the shooter or the circumstances, Krugman spoke of a...
  • The Climate of Krugman: The Paper of Record hits rock bottom.

    01/10/2011 1:56:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 10, 2011
    Within hours of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, lunatic “economist” Paul Krugman raced to put up a blog post blaming Sarah Palin and the Tea Party for the attack. “For those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target,” said Krugman, “the answer is that she’s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that ‘the whole Tea Party’ was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous ‘crosshairs’ list.” Somehow the...
  • Democratic Rep. (Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-8)) Blames Fox News for Gabrielle Shooting

    01/09/2011 7:48:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01.08.11 | Jason Mattera
    Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., a New Jersey Democrat, blamed the Fox News Channel for today’s shooting spree that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded and four others slain. He told a local New Jersey paper shortly after the incident, "There's an aura of hate and elected politicians feed it, certain people on Fox News feed it.”He continued: "I'm sitting here talking to you and my Blackberry's sending alerts that say 'take caution.' Take caution? I'm in the United States of America!" Pascrell represents the city of Paterson.  Meanwhile, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman blamed conservative media titans Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck...
  • DISGRACE: Krugman Blames GOP For “Attempted Assassination” Today (Before We Found Out He’s a...

    01/08/2011 4:05:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/8/2011
    What a disgrace. Paul Krugman immediately attacked Republicans today after the “assassination attempt” by Arizona shooter Jared Loughner.Outrageous! If The New York Times was a respectable news organization Krugman would be reprimanded or fired. Krugman blamed the GOP at his page on The New York Times: Assassination Attempt In Arizona¶A Democratic Congresswoman has been shot in the head; another dozen were also shot.¶We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was. She’s been the target of violence before. And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able...
  • Markos Blames Palin for Giffords Shooting—There’s Just 1 Problem: Kos Put a Bulls Eye on Giffords

    01/09/2011 9:04:12 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies
    Patterico.com ^ | 1/8/2011 | Patterico
    Markos Moulitsas, doing the “Right Wingers Are Responsible for This Violent Act!”Naturally, putting a bulls eye on someone isn’t actually violent rhetoric. Stuff like this is just invoked by soulless ghouls to make a cheap political point. If you want actual violent rhetoric, you’d have to to go . . . well, Kos himself: That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries. [sic] They aren’t in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them. Now that’s violent...
  • KRUGMAN: Texas Proves the GOP Dream Of No Regulation, Low Taxes, Balanced Budgets is A Crock

    01/07/2011 7:03:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/07/2011 | Henry Bldoget
    Paul Krugman has noticed the looming budget crisis in the state of Texas, and he's all over it.Specifically, he is pointing out that the Republican utopia of low regulation, low taxes, pro-business policies, and tough, conservative spending decisions is no panacea--either for the state's financial condition or for the state's citizens.Despite these policies, Texas is as broke as, well, New York, with a huge structural budget deficit to fill. And it already has very low education spending per pupil and a very high percentage of residents without health insurance.And now Texas's two-year budget review is coming up, so there will...
  • "Chained-Market Capitalism":Rebuttal To Paul Krugman's "When Zombies Win"

    12/29/2010 10:12:16 AM PST · by Barry Secrest · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 12/26/2010 | Barry Secrest
    Paul Krugman has actually let forth with an unusual bout of curiosity recently, as opposed to his usual bouts of incrementally flawed certainty. In this case titled "When Zombies Win", Krugman has been musing over exactly what might puzzle historians the most about the 2008-2010 period. Our initial answer would be a large proportion of Krugman's opinion columns for starters. But Krugman seems to alternatively believe that the thing which will puzzle historians will be the "strange triumph of free-market fundamentalists" whose ideas, according to Krugman, have failed. Not only that, we free-marketers have also been, apparently to Krugman, wrong...
  • Krugman's Cracked Complaint: Left Has 'Nothing Comparable' To Conservative Media

    12/24/2010 6:26:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Someone check the cider bowl at the New York Times Christmas party. Looks like it was spiked with some wacky wassail weed, and that Paul Krugman drank deep—very deep—from it. In his Humbug Express column today, the honoree of a fringe Scandinavian leftist group claimed—apparently deep in the throes of cider-induced delusions—that the left's ability to promulgate its propaganda is dwarfed by the right's. In the world according to Krugman, the culprit is a conservative "media infrastructure" that the lefties can't match.
  • Paul Krugman Recommends 'Death Panels' to Help Balance Budget (video)

    12/08/2010 5:58:47 PM PST · by JimWayne · 20 replies
    "Some years down the pike, we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes."
  • [Nat Hentoff] Real death panels coming our way

    11/24/2010 8:54:44 AM PST · by rhema · 28 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/24/10 | Nat Hentoff
    Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner in economics and an influential New York Times columnist, also has a blog, "The Conscience of a Liberal." On ABC's "This Week" (Nov. 14), during a discussion on balancing the federal budget against alarming deficits, he proclaimed the way to solve this problem is through deeply cost-effective health-care rationing. "Some years down the pike," he said, "we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes." That would mean the U.S. Debt Reduction Commission "should have endorsed the panel that was part of the (Obama)...
  • The Wall Street Journal Needs an Anti-Krugman (Where is the right's equivalent of Paul Krugman?)

    11/17/2010 7:08:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/17/2010 | Alexander Bernard
    We dislike him, we ridicule him, and we tend to dismiss him, but here’s the sad truth: Paul Krugman’s influence is vast, and conservatives have no effective counterpoise. Over the past twelve months, Krugman has become the de facto official spokesperson for more government spending, larger federal deficits, and an aggressive monetary policy (including major asset purchases by the Federal Reserve like the one earlier this month). He reaches large audiences via his twice-weekly column in the New York Times and his blog on the New York Times website, to which he posts with impressive frequency — sometimes two or...
  • Krugman Endorses Death Panels

    11/16/2010 6:12:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 16, 2010 | Staff
    Health Reform: The left's favorite economist, who condemned others for saying ObamaCare would require death panels, now admits they are real and necessary. The way to control costs, he says, is death and taxes. Paul Krugman has long extolled the virtues of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence with the Orwellian acronym of NICE. Krugman has been anything but nice to NHS critics and those who've said that what have been called its "death panels" would be brought to America via ObamaCare. In a roundtable discussion on ABC's "This Week," the New York Times columnist...
  • New York Times Columnist Says Death Panels Needed to Fix Economy

    11/15/2010 4:32:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/15/10 | Steven Ertelt
    When former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin warned about the potential for “death panels” under ObamaCare that would make life and death medical decisions for patients, she was scoffed at and dismissed as off base. Now, an economist who is a columnist for the New York Times says death panels may be needed as a solution to fix the troubled economy.Paul Krugman appeared on ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” during a roundtable discussion about the economy and the recent conclusions from the U.S. Debt Reduction Commission.Krugman said the death panels won’t come into play now but would down the road.“Some...
  • NY Times columnist confirms Palin's death panels comments

    11/15/2010 1:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 15, 2010 | Dr. Michael Williams
    A New York Times Columnist, Paul Krugman, touched the third rail of Obamacare Sunday, while on ABC's 'This Week' when he made a statement confirming the need for 'death panels' as a means of containing health care costs (see video). Krugman is not the first person who has advocated the use of 'death panels' and yet liberals excoriated Sarah Palin for pointing out that the Obamacare bill contains what many on the left have said needed to be done. During the discussion, which was about the Deficit Commission's recent recommendations on cutting expenses, Krugman made his statement in response to...
  • Ron Paul Rips Paul Krugman: I Pray Every Night his Views -- Just Disappear (Video)

    11/08/2010 2:01:35 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | November 8, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Moves by the Federal Reserve and its chairman Ben Bernanke for a second round of quantitative easing, otherwise known as QE2, have many warning the long-term viability of the U.S. dollar is in jeopardy. But according to the Fed’s view – it’s necessary to stave off even further financial calamity. However, The New York Times Paul Krugman argues that the Fed isn’t doing enough. He wrote in the Nov. 8 issue of the Times that current policy is “watered down” and “almost guaranteed to fail,” suggesting political pushback was keeping the Federal Reserve from really breaking down and opening up...
  • Paul Krugman Issues Heartfelt Apology

    11/02/2010 10:05:01 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/02/2010 | Jed Graham
    Paul Krugman issuing an apology would be a true man-bites-dog story, but an apology is certainly due. Having earned the top economics prize in the world, the New York Times columnist has now taken it upon himself to bestow “The Worst Economist in the World” award on a regular basis. But apparently not much to his chagrin, Krugman rode his high horse into an oil slick right out of the gate. It turns out that the first winner of Krugman’s booby prize, Wall Street Journal reporter Mark Whitehouse, was making sense. Rather, it was the Nobel Prize winner — as...
  • Divided We Fail (Paul Krugman says a GOP victory in Congress would be a catastrophe for America)

    10/29/2010 8:24:21 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/2010 | Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate /s
    Barring a huge upset, Republicans will take control of at least one house of Congress next week. How worried should we be by that prospect? Not very, say some pundits. After all, the last time Republicans controlled Congress while a Democrat lived in the White House was the period from the beginning of 1995 to the end of 2000. And people remember that era as a good time, a time of rapid job creation and responsible budgets. Can we hope for a similar experience now? No, we can’t. This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably...
  • Will someone please shut Paul Krugman up

    10/25/2010 7:14:02 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/25/2010 | Jeremy Warner
    Sorry, a bit late on this one, but I see old Kruggers, Nobel prize winner and New York Times columnist, is at it again. Not content to lecture his own country’s administration about how they are not spending enough, Professor Krugman lambasts Britain’s coalition government in his latest column for its deficit reduction plan, which he reckons will condemn the UK to a depression. Here’s a taste: “What happens now? Maybe Britain will get lucky, and something will come along to rescue the economy. But the best guess is that Britain in 2011 will look like Britain in 1931, or...
  • Paul Krugman's Latest Terrible Idea (Nobel Laureate's proposal will destroy the mortgage market)

    10/21/2010 7:25:26 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2010 | Keith Riler
    Paul Krugman‘s latest idea is so obviously bad, ill-conceived, and damaging that I was tempted to avoid wasting time on it. However, his most recent inane economic proposal merits highlighting simply to put to rest the oft-heard idea that these people simply haven't had enough time to effect positive economic change. Specifically, Krugman wrote that debt counselors need the ability to modify mortgage loan documents on already outstanding home loans. To quote his recent article, Nobel Paul supported ... giving mortgage counselors and other public entities the power to modify troubled loans directly, with their judgment standing unless appealed...
  • Krugman’s Victory Laps (A formerly good economist transitions to becoming a bad op-ed writer)

    10/05/2010 7:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/05/2010 | Stephen Spruiell
    In addition to his regularly scheduled left-wing agitprop, Krugman has been cranking out a number of blog posts claiming vindication over those commentators who predicted that runaway deficits and money-creation would lead, eventually, to higher interest rates and high inflation. Over the weekend, he posted the latest in this series: So, how has it turned out? The 10-year bond rate is about 2.5 percent, lower than it was when Ferguson made that prediction. Inflation keeps falling. The attacks on Keynesianism now come down to “but unemployment has stayed high!” which proves nothing — especially because if you took a Keynesian...
  • Nassim Taleb: Don't Listen to Geithner or Krugman

    10/01/2010 5:34:36 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    Atlantic Magazine ^ | September 30, 2010 | Nicole Allan
    Since Tim Geithner did not predict the economic crisis, Nassim Taleb has no interest in listening to him talk about it now. The author of The Black Swan, a book about risk and probability theory, told National Journal's Matthew Cooper that he did not listen to Geithner, who preceded him at the Washington Ideas Forum.
  • Paul Krugman, incensed and insistent about our economic ills (Nobel Laureate is feeling lonely)

    09/27/2010 9:29:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/27/2010 | Howard Kurtz
    For more than a year, the bearded man consuming a shrimp salad at an Upper West Side cafe has been a prophet of doom, warning that the economy could slide into a "third depression" unless our leaders come to their senses and follow his advice. "I felt like a really lonely voice," says Paul Krugman, an unknotted blue tie draped around his neck. "It's been really frustrating." But he keeps hammering away, demanding action in one New York Times column after another, hoping "to establish a counter-narrative against what everyone else is saying." The 57-year-old commentator feels vindicated after predicting...
  • Paul Krugman on the Anger of the Rich (Why should we base our tax policy on punishing the rich?)

    09/21/2010 5:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/21/2010 | Reihan Salam
    Paul Krugman has written a characteristically interesting column today.  Anger is sweeping America. True, this white-hot rage is a minority phenomenon, not something that characterizes most of our fellow citizens. But the angry minority is angry indeed, consisting of people who feel that things to which they are entitled are being taken away. And they’re out for revenge. This could apply to many groups in our country. Loss aversion is a powerful phenomenon, and market economies are defined by cascades of change that often lead to moments of cultural and political backlash. The recent defeat of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty...
  • Many Are the Errors (Exposing the Errors of Times Columnist and Nobel Laureate, Paul Krugman)

    09/20/2010 6:36:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The American ^ | 09/20/2010 | Raghuram Rajan
    Perhaps Paul Krugman believes that by labeling other economists as politically extreme, he can undercut their credibility. But his is badly weakened by the myriad errors he makes. Paul Krugman and Robin Wells caricature my recent book Fault Lines in an article in the New York Review of Books. The article, and their criticism, however, do have a lot to say about Krugman’s policy views (for simplicity, I will say “Krugman” and “he” instead of “Krugman and Wells” and “they”), which I have disagreed with in the past. Rather than focus on the innuendo about my motives and beliefs in...
  • Paul Krugman: Slap Tariffs On China, And Let Them Stop Buying Our Debt

    09/14/2010 4:21:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/14/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    In his latest NYT op-ed, Paul Krugman takes a break from worrying about the GOP and spending to return to another one of his big issues -- Chinese currency manipulation. Japan's leaders, he notes, have rightfully been concerned about Chinese debt buying, and the effect that has on pushing up the yen (thus killing exports), and he wonders why we can't get the same level of outrage here. Basically, there are two reasons why American leaders are too scared to slap a tariff on China and penalize them for this kind of manipulation. The first is that they're worried China...
  • Public Nuisance at the New York Times

    09/09/2010 3:59:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 09, 2010 | Monty Pelerin
    I have refrained from bashing Paul Krugman of the NY Times. Indeed, I barely mention him because I found him embarrassing to be included in the economics profession. He has become such a Public Nuisance,appearing in print and on TV expounding his particular brand of nonsense, that it is difficult to ignore this political opportunist any longer. Mr. Krugman is an accredited economist, having won a Nobel Prize ostensibly for his work in that field. However, he is less an economist than a political hack supporting whatever liberal idea is currently in fashion. Mr. Krugman's work is in the public...
  • Paul Krugman: This Is 1938 All Over Again, And We Need Something Like World War II To Save Us

    09/06/2010 7:10:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/06/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    The latest Paul Krugman op-ed may be his most complete and clear summation of his views on politics and the economy, smartly drawing a comparison between the current state of things, and the state of play in 1938. His first paragraph says it all: "Here’s the situation: The U.S. economy has been crippled by a financial crisis. The president’s policies have limited the damage, but they were too cautious, and unemployment remains disastrously high. More action is clearly needed. Yet the public has soured on government activism, and seems poised to deal Democrats a severe defeat in the midterm elections."...
  • Op-Ed: I’m Calling for $50 Trillion in New Stimulus (Paul Krugman isn't very smart)

    09/06/2010 6:05:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Reformed Broker ^ | 09/06/2010 | Joshua Brown
    Reading Paul Krugman's latest op-ed, in which he declares himself Smartest Man Alive for his calls in early 2009 about the need for big and bold stimulus, I can't help but feeling that the professor does not go far enough. You see, in his piece The Real Story, Krugman picks on conservatives and all levels of Austerians for being obstructionist in their opinions back when the size of the stimulus plan was being decided. The fact that Obama couldn't create private sector employment if his administration depended on it (it might) tells Krugman that it is only an issue of...
  • Paul Krugman : The Real Story (The stimulus works, we need another round)

    09/04/2010 6:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 09/03/2010 | Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate /s
    Next week, President Obama is scheduled to propose new measures to boost the economy. I hope they’re bold and substantive, since the Republicans will oppose him regardless — if he came out for motherhood, the G.O.P. would declare motherhood un-American. So he should put them on the spot for standing in the way of real action. But let’s put politics aside and talk about what we’ve actually learned about economic policy over the past 20 months. When Mr. Obama first proposed $800 billion in fiscal stimulus, there were two groups of critics. Both argued that unemployment would stay high —...
  • Obama's Cronkite Moment?

    08/31/2010 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama may have experienced his Walter Cronkite moment over the economy. Responding to Cronkite's reporting from Vietnam four decades ago that the only way to end the war was by negotiating with the North Vietnamese, President Lyndon Johnson was reported (though never confirmed) to have said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America." Now President Obama appears to have "lost" New York Times liberal economic columnist Paul Krugman. Krugman, who enthusiastically supported the president's redistributionist and stimulus plans, has bowed to the reality that they are not working. In a recent column titled "This is Not a Recovery,"...
  • Paul Krugman Is a Liar: Does the New York Times Care?

    08/25/2010 3:23:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2010 | Richard Baehr
    Paul Krugman's New York Times column for August 23 on extending the Bush tax cuts is not merely misleading; it is an outright and deliberate fabrication. For more than a decade, Krugman has been writing two columns a week for the New York Times opinion pages. Opinion pieces are designed to express a point of view, but the argument is supposed to be supported by facts.  Krugman is a Princeton economics professor who won a Nobel Prize in Economics. So the alternative explanation for Krugman's column today -- that he is just stupid, and very bad with numbers -- would seem far...
  • The Flimflam Man (Paul Krugman Calls Paul Ryan's Roadmap, the "Audacity of Dopes")

    08/08/2010 4:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 08/07/2010 | Paul Krugman. Nobel Laureate /s
    One depressing aspect of American politics is the susceptibility of the political and media establishment to charlatans. You might have thought, given past experience, that D.C. insiders would be on their guard against conservatives with grandiose plans. But no: as long as someone on the right claims to have bold new proposals, he’s hailed as an innovative thinker. And nobody checks his arithmetic. Which brings me to the innovative thinker du jour: Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Mr. Ryan has become the Republican Party’s poster child for new ideas thanks to his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a plan for a...
  • Paul Krugman Gives Up

    08/03/2010 2:54:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 76 replies · 6+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 03, 2010 | Fred Douglass
    A marvelous thing happened over on Paul Krugman's blog at the New York Times last week. Krugman effectively conceded defeat on a range of economic debates. Who defeated him? People who posted comments on his New York Times blog. Mere commenters. For those who do not know, Paul Krugman is one of the few who still claim that Keynesian progressivism is the answer to America's (and Europe's) problems, not their cause. He repeats that claim many times each month. Amid these repeated expressions of his "progressive" faith, he now also repeatedly expresses grim despair because his progressive policy prescriptions are...
  • Curbing Your Enthusiasm (Paul Krugman's enthusiasm for HopeNChange has been Curbed)

    07/30/2010 1:45:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/30/2010 | Paul Krugman, Honorable Nobel Laureate /s
    Why does the Obama administration keep looking for love in all the wrong places? Why does it go out of its way to alienate its friends, while wooing people who will never waver in their hatred? These questions were inspired by the ongoing suspense over whether President Obama will do the obviously right thing and nominate Elizabeth Warren to lead the new consumer financial protection agency. But the Warren affair is only the latest chapter in an ongoing saga. Mr. Obama rode into office on a vast wave of progressive enthusiasm. This enthusiasm was bound to be followed by disappointment,...
  • Who Cooked the Planet? (Paul Krugman attributes death of cap and trade bill to greed and cowardice)

    07/26/2010 8:40:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 07/26/2010 | Paul Krugman, Honorable Nobel Laureate /s
    Never say that the gods lack a sense of humor. I bet they’re still chuckling on Olympus over the decision to make the first half of 2010 — the year in which all hope of action to limit climate change died — the hottest such stretch on record. Of course, you can’t infer trends in global temperatures from one year’s experience. But ignoring that fact has long been one of the favorite tricks of climate-change deniers: they point to an unusually warm year in the past, and say “See, the planet has been cooling, not warming, since 1998!” Actually, 2005,...
  • JournoList: 65 Names Confirmed (so far ...)

    07/21/2010 12:24:42 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 132 replies · 3+ views
    Source List Included | 07/212010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 65 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein 2. Dave Weigel 3. Matthew Yglesias 4. David Dayen 5. Spencer Ackerman 6. Jeffrey Toobin 7. Eric Alterman 8. Paul Krugman 9. John Judis 10. Eve Fairbanks 11. Mike Allen 12. Ben Smith 13. Lisa Lerer 14. Joe Klein 15. Brad DeLong 16. Chris Hayes 17. Matt Duss 18. Jonathan Chait 19. Jesse Singal 20. Michael Cohen 21. Isaac Chotiner 22. Katha Pollitt 23. Alyssa Rosenberg 24. Rick Perlstein 25. Alex Rossmiller 26. Ed Kilgore 27. Walter Shapiro 28. Noam Scheiber 29. Michael Tomasky 30....
  • Top Ten most Left-Biased American Journalists - #3: Paul Krugman, The New York Times

    07/21/2010 9:31:14 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/21/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Number three on our list almost violates the criteria that I set up in the first piece I wrote for this series. I said then that denizens of the Old Media that are too much a “cartoon of journalism” would not be included on my list. Yet despite my dismissal of such Old Media clowns, in the number four slot on the list you’ll find Paul Krugman of The New York Times. Given this week’s revelations about the JournoList, we now know Krugman either participated in a media conspiracy to get Obama elected or at least witnessed it first hand...
  • Is Paul Krugman About To Call On Bernanke To Create A Brand New Housing Bubble?

    07/19/2010 7:21:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/19/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Last summer there was a bit of a spitball fight when some critics of Paul Krugman dredged up an old 2002 column of his in which he seemed to call for another housing bubble. Here's what he said: "The basic point is that the recession of 2001 wasn't a typical postwar slump, brought on when an inflation-fighting Fed raises interest rates and easily ended by a snapback in housing and consumer spending when the Fed brings rates back down again. This was a prewar-style recession, a morning after brought on by irrational exuberance.To fight this recession the Fed needs more...
  • Why both Paul Krugman of Princeton and Brian Wesbury of Forbes are wrong on the economy

    07/08/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Marta on the Markets ^ | 07/08/2010 | TJ Marta
    Recently, Paul Krugman and Brian Wesbury have both regaled us with their views of the world. Krugman urges policymakers to double down on an obviously failed Keynesian reaction to the fiscal/financial/economic crisis by throwing the "kitchen sink" at the problem. In stark contrast, Wesbury adopts a "what, me worry?" stance, arguing that the current situation bears no resemblance to 1932 and is actually pretty darn good. To Krugman, I'd admonish , "hey man, the game's over. You lost. Give it up." Keynesian fiscal policy, such as recent government spending has been labeled, has failed as miserably this time as it...