Thinks "those who disagree with him are sociopaths."9:31 AM, May 5, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
As Clive Crook notes on Bloomberg, that while Paul Krugman does not suffer fools gladly, he does not necessarily believe that everyone “who disagrees with him [is] either a fool or a knave ... Many of those who disagree with him are sociopaths.”
Crook is actually a fan and notes:
As a young economist many years ago, I was in awe of [Krugman's] his ability to examine an economic problem in a new way and find something simple and crucial that others had missed. He did this again and again. A remarkable talent, humbling to watch.
These days, when I read his column or his blog posts (such as one on April 29, which boasted that he’s more popular on the Web than celebrity gossip), I sometimes feel as though I were watching Albert Einstein on the Cooking Channel. Is this, I wonder, the best use of his gift?
The answer to that question depends, probably, on whether you are asking a fool, a knave, or a sociopath.
9:16 AM, Jan 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a blog post on the New York Times website, columnist Paul Krugman says no to serving as treasury secretary. Which is clarifying, even though he was never offered the job anyway.
1:18 PM, Dec 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
According to Twitter, the official White House Twitter feed is similar to those belonging to the Washington Post, blogger Andrew Sullivan, liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, NBC, and Chris Cuomo (the brother of New York Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo).
"I think Jon Stewart's brilliant."9:08 AM, Apr 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama sat down with Rolling Stone for an hour long interview, which the editors there are billing the "most substantive interview the president has granted in over a year." The president used the opportunity to single out two conservative Americans for attack.
12:33 PM, Apr 18, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Charles Blahous, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, published a study last week about the disastrous effect of Obamacare on the budget deficit--in direct contrast to claims by the Obama administration (supported by the Congressional Budget Office) that the law would reduce the deficit. Blahous estimates that over 10 years, Obamacare will add a net $1.15 trillion to the federal deficit.
10:00 AM, Sep 29, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Well, sort of. Before I get to Krugman, a little relevant context.
Lots of people are talking about former OMB head Peter Orszag's latest article in The New Republic. Essentially, he argues in favor of solving America's problems by circumventing democracy, shifting more power to make policy away from elected politicians and giving it to nonpolitical technocrats.
3:33 PM, Sep 26, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Princeton professor Paul Krugman, talking about Paul Ryan's budget:
"...His budget would kill people. No question," Princeton University and Nobel Prize [w]inning economist Paul Krugman told CNN. "The cuts in Medicare he's proposing, the replacement of Medicare by a voucher system would in the end mean that tens of millions of Americans would not be able to afford essential health care. So that counts as cruelty to me."
Sep 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 02 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Paul Krugman, of Princeton and the New York Times, was up early last Sunday morning, reflecting, as many of his fellow Americans were, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. He chose to share his thoughts on the meaning of the day. Here’s his contribution in its entirety, posted at 8:41 a.m., five minutes before the first moment of silence was to begin at Ground Zero:
Rick Perry's entrance into the presidential race scares liberal critics.11:42 AM, Aug 15, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
One surefire way to tell that Rick Perry's entry into the presidential race is having a big impact is the sheer number of hit pieces that have been written against him in a 48-hour period.
11:38 AM, Aug 5, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Jay Cost argues convincingly that “No serious Democratic official would dare challenge Obama for the nomination.” But Ralph Nader says that “I would guess that the chances of there being a challenge to Obama in the primary are almost 100 percent.” Nader says that challenger could be “an ex-senator or an ex-governor” or “an intellectual leader or an environmental leader.”
1:57 PM, Jul 25, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Yesterday morning, the boss went on Fox News Sunday and said that "the rating agencies are idiots." He was, of course, referring to Standard & Poor's and Moody's, who "have been wrong about everything."