Friday, October 9, 2015

Paul Krugman on Paul Ryan

I have to agree with Krugie (Well, at least the part I am quoting):
As the Paul Ryan clamor gets louder, a public service reminder: he’s a con man.

I don’t mean that I disagree with his policy ideas, although I do. I mean that his reputation as a serious thinker is based on deception, both about what he has actually proposed and how it has or hasn’t been vetted....And as I’ve said, Ryan is to budget analysis as Carly Fiorina is to corporate leadership: he’s brilliant at self-promotion, but there’s no hint that he’s actually able to do the job. There is, in particular, no example I know of where he’s actually been right about anything involving budgets or economics...


1 comment:

  1. Projecting much? Living his life in the Ivory Tower, what does he know personally about corporate leadership? What specifically about Keynesian economics gives him peculiar insights into analysing real-world budgets? (Granted the USG isn't exactly the real world).

    But talent in self-promotion? Krugman has got it in spades. Talk about throwing stones and living in glass houses.