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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 arenÂ’t conservative sites I read regularly. Well, no. I will read anything IÂ’ve been informed about thatÂ’s either interesting or revealing; but I donÂ’t know of any economics or politics sites on that side that regularly provide analysis or information I need to take seriously. I know weÂ’re supposed to pretend that both sides always have a point; but the truth is that most of the time they donÂ’t. The parties are not equally irresponsible; Rachel Maddow isnÂ’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...

    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), 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 · 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 ^ | 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."