"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Monday, April 16, 2007

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Mickey Kaus asks: Could Martin Luther King Jr. get a job in Krugman's administration?

And implicitly answers his own question: Pretty much not. Krugman's latest computer-generated string of non sequiturs is HERE.

The problem isn't that the proposition that Krugman is an unhinged lunatic requires any additional proof amongst folks familiar with his work. It's that the great mass of unthinking bovines hears him and assumes there must be something to what he says, even when there's nothing. After all, he's at Princeton, he writes in the New York Times, and he has a beard. That's three for three in the credibility sweepstakes. Such thinking and analysis (both Krugman's and that of his lowing herd of readers) itself has long since crossed the line that separates fact-based discourse from reactionary faith-based revivalist rhetoric.

One wonders if, now that so much of Paul Samuelson's political agenda has been shown to be dangerous collectivist moonshine, Krugman still expects to get a reflexive laugh from his undergraduates every time his says, "Milton Friedman."

We know the answer, don't we?

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