Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Paul Krugman

Krugman is by no means a bad economist, but he should just stick to his strengths instead of spewing out crap like this:

Last night wasn’t just a victory for tolerance; it wasn’t just a mandate for progressive change; it was also, I hope, the end of the monster years.

What I mean by that is that for the past 14 years America’s political life has been largely dominated by, well, monsters.

And in our national discourse, we pretended that these monsters were reasonable, respectable people.
As anyone who's been reading this blog knows, I'm no fan of the past eight years but expecting some kind of a major change for the better is naive and not grounded on facts. The problem with Krugman is that he's using his professional reputation to get people to listen to his political views that are not supported by the science he practices. This leads some people to use Krugman as some kind of an argumentum ad auctoritatem to push their views on issues like the minimum wage.

But it's really no wonder that a Democrat partisan like Krugman is so anxious to see another Democrat partisan in the White House:, a website that tracks partisanship among American political columnists, rates Mr Krugman second in the overall partisan slant of his columns, behind only Ann Coulter, a fiercely (and often incoherently) conservative polemicist.

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