Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Now if we could just get these guys a wading pool full of creamed corn...

A lot of people I know are really, really into Paul Krugman, to the point that the malcontent in me finds it sort of satisfying to watch he and Daniel Okrent go after each other.



jfield said...

Paul Krugman's Army.

I liked the Okrent-Krugman grudge match with Brad DeLong's commentary.

Chalicechick said...

I can't say I 100 percent grasp every detail of the problems, but it looks like Krugman is pretty close to 100 percent right and Okrent is just lame.

Probably a fair conclusion.

But a little unsatisfying.

who has heard a certain amount of "Paul Krugman said it. It must be true!" among some people and wanted to see a crack in his armor.

jfield said...

Look at NAFTA if you like. A lot of folks on the left had real problems with Krugman's support of NAFTA.

I think because of a general fear of economics people are too uncritical of Krugman even when we more or less agree with him. People on the left do the same thing with Chomsky, probably because they do not want to take the time to unpack his vocabulary.