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Is Anybody Surprised that Krugman Was Wrong about U.K. Fiscal Policy?

vicatman Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 4:14 AM
krugman is just an idiot..
wiseone Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:41 AM
And he'll never be anything else because he's been well paid and well rewarded for being an idiot. Why Would he change?
loadstar Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 8:24 AM

Just like in the United States, politicians in the United Kingdom use the deceptive practice of “baseline budgeting” as part of fiscal policy.

This means the politicians can increase spending, but simultaneously claim they are cutting spending because the budget could have expanded at an even faster pace.

Sort of like saying your diet is successful because you’re only gaining two pounds a week rather...