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  • NYT Nobel Laureate Gets a History Lesson After Wondering Why 'God Save the King' Was Played at the Inauguration

    01/21/2021 7:43:25 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 21, 2021 | Victoria Taft
    ...Krugman offered his sage observations about the inauguration on Twitter on Wednesday. He sent tweets about Janet Yellen, who is Biden’s choice for treasury secretary....After praising the new American king taking his throne as a return to Democrat normalcy, where peace, justice, diversity, and Janet Yellen would reign, the worldly Nobel Laureate, detected a sour note to the proceedings....And like that all-American man he is, Krugman wondered why on earth the band struck up “God Save the King” at the inaugural....
  • When it comes to Trump supporters’ fascism, America cannot afford appeasement

    01/11/2021 5:02:31 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | JANUARY 10, 2021 | PAUL KRUGMAN
    So, is it finally OK to use the F-word? One shouldn’t use the term “fascist” lightly. It isn’t a catchall for “people you disagree with.” It isn’t even a synonym for “bad political actors.” Mitch McConnell’s brand of politics has, in my view, greatly damaged America; but cynical legislative maneuvers aren’t the same thing as threatening and encouraging violence, and I wouldn’t call McConnell a fascist. Donald Trump, however, is indeed a fascist — an authoritarian willing to use violence to achieve his racial nationalist goals. So are many of his supporters. If you had any doubts about that, Wednesday’s...
  • Paul Krugman Claims ‘Democrats Never Said Trump Was Illegitimate’; Krugman Said So in 2017

    12/01/2020 5:51:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Byron York of the Washington Examiner caught New York Times columnist Paul Krugman in an easily disprovable lie on Tuesday: claiming that Democrats never called President Donald Trump illegitimate, when he himself did so in 2017. Krugman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist-turned-partisan pundit, wrote Monday:
  • New York Times columnist Paul Krugman ripped for tweets downplaying city violence

    09/02/2020 7:27:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/02/2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is the latest journalist to mockingly downplay the violence that has plagued some American cities. Krugman on Wednesday shared observations he made during his run in New York City. “I went for a belated NYC run this morning, and am sorry to report that I saw very few black-clad anarchists. Also, the city is not yet in flames,” the economist wrote on Twitter. “The political question of the day is whether Trump can win politically by hammering on a nonexistent crisis of order in America’s cities. You would think not, but I’m not 100%...
  • Top 10 WORST Paul Krugman Tweets of 2020 … So Far

    06/26/2020 6:02:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies ^ | June 24th, 2020 3:20 PM | Joseph Vazquez
    If you think New York Times economist Paul Krugman’s op-eds are bad, his Twitter account is even worse. It’s a collection of babble, not the commentary of a Nobel laureate. Krugman is no stranger to saying indefensible or ridiculous things, least of all in the year 2020. He’s already written so many that a Top 10 list can’t wait for the year to end. In February, Krugman wrote an op-ed actually headlined "Bernie Sanders Isn't a Socialist,” even though he undercut himself in his own piece by questioning: “So why does Sanders call himself a socialist?” More recently, Krugman wrote...
  • Krugman Revives ‘Zombie’ NY Daily News Headline to Accuse McConnell of Telling States to ‘Drop Dead’

    04/24/2020 1:36:48 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/24/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal New York Times economist Paul Krugman needed to dip into the graveyard of famous newspaper headlines to spit childish hyperbole at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Ironic that the guy who wrote the Keynesian book “Arguing with Zombies: Economic, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future,” would attempt to revive a zombie headline from roughly 45 years ago to continue proving his lefty bias. Krugman went #PeakWoke at McConnell’s suggestion that states should file for bankruptcy. Krugman’s piece headlined, “McConnell to Every State: Drop Dead,” is a play on an old 1970s New York Daily News headline...
  • WHAT? Krugman Says ‘Zombie Ideas’ Sometimes ‘Eat Centrists’ Brains’

    02/19/2020 10:03:01 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/19/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Poor Paul Krugman. He’s been reduced to using zombie metaphors to illustrate his disdain for certain “centrist” Democratic presidential candidates. Krugman wrote Feb. 17 that “sometimes zombie ideas also manage to eat centrists’ brains,” in an op-ed headlined “Have Zombies Eaten Bloomberg’s and Buttigieg’s Brains?” This appears to be an obvious play on his recently released book “Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future.” To be clear, Krugman assured his readers that the “most important zombie ideas are on the right, kept undead by big money from billionaires who have a financial interest in getting...
  • Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Socialist. But he plays one on TV. That’s a problem. (Krugman)

    02/14/2020 8:27:41 AM PST · by karpov · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 13, 2020 | Paul Krugman
    ... Bernie Sanders isn’t actually a socialist in any normal sense of the term. He doesn’t want to nationalize our major industries and replace markets with central planning; he has expressed admiration, not for Venezuela, but for Denmark. He’s basically what Europeans would call a social democrat — and social democracies like Denmark are, in fact, quite nice places to live, with societies that are, if anything, freer than our own. So why does Sanders call himself a socialist? I’d say that it’s mainly about personal branding, with a dash of glee at shocking the bourgeoisie. And this self-indulgence did...
  • Trump's defiance of Congress on EU auto tariffs is 'just plain illegal,' economist Paul Krugman says

    01/28/2020 9:42:33 AM PST · by central_va · 42 replies
    business insider via yahoo ^ | 1/23/20 | Theron Mohamed
    Paul Krugman slammed President Trump for threatening 25% tariffs on European vehicles and auto parts as they posed potential risks to national security. The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist also criticized Trump's refusal to turn over to Congress a report about an investigation into the national-security risks. "Pretty sure that's just plain illegal," Krugman tweeted. "Congress ... didn't make him a dictator free to set tariffs wherever he likes without even offering an explanation."
  • NY Times columnist Paul Krugman says hacker 'compromised' his IP address to 'download child pornography'

    01/08/2020 2:34:23 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 188 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/8/2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is appearing to be having technical difficulties as he acknowledged Wednesday on Twitter that his IP address had been "compromised" and used to "download child pornography." "Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography," Krugman wrote in the tweet. "I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me. It’s an ugly world out there." Qanon is a reference to the group of conspiracy theorists who in recent...
  • Paul Krugman claims his computer IP is compromised and being used to download child porn

    01/08/2020 1:35:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 102 replies
    twitter ^ | 1-8-20 | Paul Krugman
    Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me. It’s an ugly world out there.
  • Paul Krugman: If Trump Isn’t Jailed, ‘Thousands Of Journalists’ Will ‘End Up In Prison Camps’I

    09/30/2019 6:39:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 84 replies ^ | September 30, 2019 | Admin
    Peak Trump Derangement Syndrome hysteria in full swing among mainstream media Economist and New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman suggested Friday evening that “thousands of journalists” will end up imprisoned because of the administration or President Donald Trump goes to jail.A formal impeachment inquiry was launched Tuesday after news that Trump had asked Ukrainian officials to look into Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter regarding business dealings in the country. The transcript of this phone call was held in a special computer system for sensitive calls, according to the NYT.The White House restricted access to other phone calls between...
  • Useful Idiots and Trumpist Billionaires

    08/13/2019 1:50:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 29 replies
    NYTIMES.COM ^ | Aug. 12, 2019 | Paul Krugman
    Whoever came up with the phrase “useful idiots” — it’s often credited to Lenin, but there’s no evidence he ever said it — was on to something. There are times when dangerous political movements derive important support from people who will, if these movements achieve and hold power, be among their biggest victims. Certainly I found myself thinking of the phrase when I read about the Trump fund-raiser held at the Hamptons home of Stephen Ross, chairman of a company that holds controlling stakes in Equinox and SoulCycle.Most reporting on the Ross event has focused on the possible adverse effects on his business empire:...

    07/18/2019 5:24:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 17,2019 | STEVEN HAYWARD I
    And now it is Tom Friedman’s turn to panic about the Democrats’ sharp turn to the left. Savor some yummy samples from his column yesterday: I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was. I was shocked that so many candidates in the party whose nominee I was planning to...
  • Why Does Trump Want to Debase the Fed? The tax cut fizzled; send in the clowns!

    04/08/2019 6:43:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | April 8, 2019 | Paul Krugman
    As far as I know, the Federal Reserve — the world’s most important economic policy institution — doesn’t have an anthem. But if it were to adopt one now, the choice would be obvious: “Send In the Clowns.” You see, the Fed’s governing board currently has two vacancies, and Donald Trump has proposed filling those vacancies with ludicrous hacks. If he succeeds, one of our few remaining havens of serious, nonpartisan policymaking will be on its way toward becoming as corrupt and dysfunctional as the rest of the Trump administration. Stephen Moore and Herman Cain are, of course, completely unqualified...
  • Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You

    04/06/2019 7:58:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 04 April 2019 | Paul Krugman
    There’s a lot we don’t know about the legacy Donald Trump will leave behind. And it is, of course, hugely important what happens in the 2020 election. But one thing seems sure: Even if he’s a one-term president, Trump will have caused, directly or indirectly, the premature deaths of a large number of Americans. Some of those deaths will come at the hands of right-wing, white nationalist extremists, who are a rapidly growing threat, partly because they feel empowered by a president who calls them “very fine people.” Some will come from failures of governance, like the inadequate response to...
  • Good News From Paul Krugman: My Own Side’s Anti-Semitism Doesn’t Scare Me

    03/07/2019 12:52:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2019 | Allahpundit
    “Our anti-semites are better than your anti-semites” feels like a bold new frontier in modern partisan tribalism. Trump should have tried that spin after Charlottesville. As it is, at least he allowed that there were “very fine people” on both sides. As Jeryl Bier says, to Krugs it seems there are very fine anti-semites on only one side.
  • The Economics of Soaking the Rich [Krugman <3 A.O.C.]

    01/05/2019 7:52:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | The Nobel Prize Winner Himself
    I have no idea how well Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will perform as a member of Congress. But her election is already serving a valuable purpose. You see, the mere thought of having a young, articulate, telegenic nonwhite woman serve is driving many on the right mad — and in their madness they’re inadvertently revealing their true selves. […] The controversy of the moment involves AOC’s advocacy of a tax rate of 70-80 percent on very high incomes, which is obviously crazy, right? I mean, who thinks that makes sense? Only ignorant people like … um, Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics...
  • Conservatism’s Monstrous Endgame

    12/17/2018 8:03:42 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Noo Yawk Slimes ^ | December 17, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    The midterm elections were, to an important extent, a referendum on the Affordable Care Act; health care, not Donald Trump, dominated Democratic campaigning. And voters delivered a clear verdict: They want Obamacare’s achievements, the way it expanded coverage to roughly 20 million people who would otherwise have been uninsured, to be sustained. But on Friday, Reed O’Connor, a partisan Republican judge known for “weaponizing” his judicial power, declared the A.C.A. as a whole — protection for pre-existing conditions, subsidies to help families afford coverage, and the Medicaid expansion — unconstitutional. Legal experts from both right and left ridiculed his reasoning...
  • NYT op-ed writer Krugman: U.S. part of a new 'axis of evil' with Russia, Saudi Arabia [idiot]

    12/13/2018 3:42:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Economist Paul Krugman warned of a new “axis of evil” this week that includes Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the U.S. Former President George W. Bush once spoke of Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an “axis of evil” due to the actions of dictatorial regimes, long trains of humanitarian abuses and gulags. The new trifecta of evil, Mr. Krugman says, earn the designation for resisting reports on the severity of climate change. “There’s a new axis of evil: Russia, Saudi Arabia — and the United States,” the New York Times columnist tweeted Monday while sharing a piece by The Washington...