Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Paul Krugman: Hide Thy Enemy

By, Chris Rossini

As 2013 comes to a close, it's a good time for the words "Let's count".

How did you do?...."Let's count".

Did you hit your goals?..."Let's count".

In the battle of ideas, it's good strategy to "know thy enemy". Here at EPJ, we don't shy away from the opposition. In fact, we link to, critique, and tear them apart every single day. We aren't afraid of letting our readers know about "Keynesianism" or "Behaviorialists" or "MMTers" or "Bleeding-Heart Libertarians".

Dive right in!

How are you supposed to beat the other side, if you close your eyes and ears to their ideas? Further, what does it say about your ideas (and your belief in them) if you do?

Well, how does Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman handle opposing ideas, specifically those that pose the greatest threat to his Keynesian-world view?

"Let's count".

In 2013, Paul Krugman mentioned:

Murray Rothbard: 0 posts
Ludwig Von Mises: 1 post
Austrian Economics: 3 posts

Krugman's major statement (in 365 days) on Austrian Economics: "Austrian economics very much has the psychology of a cult."

In a whole year? That's the big statement?

Why doesn't Krugman pick apart Austrian Economics on a daily basis? Why doesn't he link to Mises.org or EPJ, so that his supporters can see what they're up against?

Is Krugman afraid of Man, Economy & State?
Is he afraid of Human Action?
Is he afraid that his readers will find a gold mine of literature?

What's Krugman afraid of? What does he not want his readers to know?

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  1. What's Paul Krugman afraid of? Insignificance.

  2. Of course Krugman and the Keynesians are afraid of us. ALL OF THEM are afraid of us. Otherwise, they wouldn't distort, ignore and/or avoid us every day all of the time.