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kstapleton Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:25 AM
so purple, guess that intones your willing to see both sides and choose, your comments prove otherwise. Carter had 10% unemployment, 20% inflation and still didn't have the dependency that obama has created, all while creating a debt never seen in history. Would another 10 T with Krugman blessing fix things? the only thing lighter than your knowledge would be the gay as~sholes berating young workers for having principles and a work ethic.
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:37 AM
"Would another 10 T with Krugman blessing fix things?"
Yes, most likely. Krugman, a highly reputable economist, has a detailed argument for why this is the case. You, a nobody, have a statement that amounts to "big debt = OMG, it's obviously the end!" with no argumentation whatsoever, as if this is self-evident - what's known as a "baseless assertion".

I'll go with the nobel laureate on this one.
Panda Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 6:37 AM
Purple, Nobel awards more for ideology than merit--hardly a good indicator.

Krugman's a bright guy, but he doesn't factor in foreign competition for wealth. I've often mentioned the American with $10 million on hand for building a business. Currently, America punishes this person with enormous costs in several areas (corporate taxes, labor, EPA Compliance, lawsuit protection, etc.), whereas many other nations offer far better settings from which to compete globally.

Krugman offers nothing to keep this wealth here. Krugman treats these people as if they're American prisoners, and that we're in a closed system. Within that utopian system, Krugman's ideas work--but once you move from the chalkboard to the real world, they collapse.
College Prof 56 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 9:02 AM
Krugman is a hack Keynes devotee who has been shown to be wrong time and again. He's nothing but an Obama shill. Economists who are followers of Hayek and Friedman think Krugman is an idiot.

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