"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."

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Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Why We Love Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics (for work having nothing at all to do with the topics upon which he opines) on January 28:
I don’t know anything [about Egypt], have no expertise, haven’t even ever looked at the economic situation. Hence, no posting. If there comes a point when I have something to say, I will.
Paul must have been terrifically busy in the week after he posted that, because by last Sunday, February 6, he had it all figured out:
The consequences of this food crisis go far beyond economics. After all, the big question about uprisings against corrupt and oppressive regimes in the Middle East isn’t so much why they’re happening as why they’re happening now. And there’s little question that sky-high food prices have been an important trigger for popular rage.
And the cause of the "food crisis?" Why, global warming, of course.


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