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Debunking Krugman’s European Austerity Narrative

RickCaird Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 4:19 PM
Actually, sixer, Krugman has not been right. That is his problem. But his acolytes keep praising him, so he keeps going on. It would be really nice if the NYT would reinstitution their pay wall for columnists. We waste way too much time showing that Krugman and Keynesians are dismal failures.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 10:12 PM
Actually, I have read all his columns since the recession started.
It is the longest run of correct recommendations on the economy that I have read in my lifetime.
And I was a deficit hawk until the recession, when I realized that a huge stimulus was needed, my guess like Krugman's was one about twice the size of the one we had, fwiw.

Statists are in a tough position. For years, they’ve been saying the United States should be more like Europe.

And, as shown in these very funny cartoons by Michael Ramirez and Bob Gorrell, President Obama is a cheerleader for that effort.

But now Europe’s welfare states are collapsing, so the left is scrambling to come up with some way of rationalizing their support for ever-growing levels of taxation and spending.

Paul Krugman’s been doing what he can to square this circle, complaining that Europe is in trouble because governments