Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Paul Krugman's Most Evil New York Times Article Ever

The Nobel Prize winner for his work in economic-geography and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has written perhaps his most evil column ever.

In it, he attempts to mainstream the radical socialist views of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently won an upset primary victory in a New York City Democrat Party primary that will more than likely send her to Washington D.C. as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

It should not be forgotten that she is a card-carrying member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Krugman is trying to play her up as "pretty reasonable."

He writes:
So here’s what you should know: the policy ideas are definitely bold, and you can make some substantive arguments against them. But they aren’t crazy.
And then, in contrast, he takes a vicious swipe at the Tea Party:
By contrast, the ideas of Tea Party Republicans are crazy; in fact, Ocasio-Cortez’s policy positions are a lot more sensible than those of the Republican mainstream, let alone the GOP’s more radical members.
He touts her "Medicare for all" position and her jobs guarantee position:
And if we’re talking economics rather than politics, every advanced country except America has some form of guaranteed health insurance; decades of experience show that these systems are workable; and they all have lower costs than we do. Calling for us to do what everyone else has managed to do is perfectly reasonable... 
The point, in any case, is that while a jobs guarantee is probably further than most Democrats, even in the progressive wing, are willing to go, it’s a response to real problems, and it’s not at all a crazy idea.
And he closes with this:
  So next time you hear someone on the right talk about the “loony left,” or some centrist pundit pretend that people like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez are the left equivalent of the Tea Party, ignore them. Radical Democrats are actually pretty reasonable.
Krugman knows better than this. He has always been an opportunist to advance the economically ignorant leftist agenda but now he has gone completely off the rails. He knows that economic central planning never works and that Ocasio-Cortez is a hardcore central planner. But he is using his perch at NYT to paint her as bold and reasonable in a desperate attempt to sell whatever soul he has left to what he sees as the future trend in American politics---socialism. I only hope his vision of the trend is as accurate as his 1988 forecast about the internet. But I fear that this time he is accurate about the way the current wind is blowing.



  1. Krugman writes "And if we’re talking economics rather than politics, every advanced country except America has some form of guaranteed health insurance..."

    Right. Let's talk economics and not politics...and then immediately proceed to talk politics.

  2. Someone should send him a copy of Mises's "Socialism." Maybe "The Committee to Flip Krugman" will invest in that.

  3. Why is this idiot Krugman even taken seriously? Shouldn't he be dreaming of space aliens invading to stimulate the economy?

  4. Import the 3rd world; get the 3rd world.