Thursday, August 27, 2009

Krugman Dreams of Zombies

Keith Kelly writes and asks me to comment on this Krugman gem, All the President’s Zombies. In the column, Krugman bad mouths the Reagan years and those who would prefer Reagan to Obama. Writes Krugman:

Washington, it seems, is still ruled by Reaganism — by an ideology that says government intervention is always bad, and leaving the private sector to its own devices is always good. Call me naive, but I actually hoped that the failure of Reaganism in practice would kill it. It turns out, however, to be a zombie doctrine: even though it should be dead, it keeps on coming.
D.C. ruled by Reaganism? Yeah right, just what I was thinking, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Barney Frank, Harry Reid, they are all channeling Reagan.

In truth, there was some good and some bad during the Reagan years, but Krugman really thinks it was all free market, and falsely portrays it as such. When he is attacking Reagan, what he really means to attack is free markets--a big difference.

What thrived in the Reagan years is where the free market thrived, i.e., in the new industries where government regulations didn't exist or were minimal. These industries continued to thrive under Clinton and the Bushies: the personal computer industry, the cell phone industry and the internet.

It is hard to believe but, Klueless Krugman most certainly wrote his idiotic piece using the tools that the free markets developed. The personal computer, the internet, and, heaven forbid, maybe he even conducted a Google search. Then he probably called his yoga instructor wife, on a Blackberry or iPhone, telling her, in her state of ohmm (How else could you live with the guy?), how he just single handedly destroyed the Reaganites.

Hey, I'm all for taking away from Krugman all the tools recetnly developed by the free markets. Let's take away his personal computer, the internet, Google search and cell phones. Let's give him pre-Reagan stuff, hell let's go pre-Nixon, a rotary phone, a typewriter and carbon paper.

But, let's also put him first in line for what he wants, a government planned life. Yes, let's give him the three government planned flu shots. One. two, three, right in his butt.


  1. THE Keith Kelly here

    Your blog has some serious rocktitude

    thanks man, good stuff

  2. Thanks. This is the kind of response that Krugman deserves.