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(The New York Times)   Paul Krugman: "Does anyone doubt that the White House pays attention to what I write?"   (krugman.blogs.nytimes.com ) divider line
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2013-01-08 11:46:47 AM  
Short answer - yes. Long answer yeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
 
2013-01-08 12:06:29 PM  
Everyone doubts it, Paul.

Except you.
 
2013-01-08 12:12:30 PM  
Nope, no doubts.  But are beltway/insider/old media circle jerks a good thing?  Also no.
 
2013-01-08 12:28:20 PM  
I'm pretty sure they monitor a lot of cranks and wingnuts, Paul.
 
2013-01-08 12:38:12 PM  
I pay attention to how much the dog shiats in the yard, too.
 
2013-01-08 12:47:08 PM  
Krugman: I'm kind of a big deal.
 
2013-01-08 12:57:47 PM  
If anyone in DC listened to what Krugman had to say, we'd have avoided half of the fiscal mess we're in.
 
2013-01-08 12:58:10 PM  
Paul Krugman = The Donald Trump of macroeconomics?

Discuss.
 
2013-01-08 01:02:13 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: If anyone in DC listened to what Krugman had to say, we'd have avoided half of the fiscal mess we're in.

 
2013-01-08 01:08:38 PM  
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2013-01-08 01:23:09 PM  
I'm confused about the tag. Is it [unlikely] that people doubt, or is it [unlikely] the White House pays attention?
 
2013-01-08 01:44:10 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: I'm pretty sure they monitor a lot of cranks and wingnuts, Paul.


Yeah, but the big difference between him and the cranks and wingnuts you believe? He's usually right. Your guys? Haven't been right in decades.
 
2013-01-08 01:50:19 PM  
The White House economic advisers would be fools not to listen to what Krugman has to say.  They would also be pretty foolish if they didn't filter out the partisanship.
 
2013-01-08 01:55:26 PM  
I remember in the 90s when dittoheads were asking Lush Rimbaugh to run for office. He had to downplay it and remind his exceptionally intelligent and talented listeners that he could do more good as a voice than he could as a public official. Even with half is brain tied behind his back, just to make it fair.

That and he could keep his Oxy habit and his Dominican runs going without being questioned, I'm sure.
 
2013-01-08 02:11:32 PM  

Speaker2Animals: God Is My Co-Pirate: I'm pretty sure they monitor a lot of cranks and wingnuts, Paul.

Yeah, but the big difference between him and the cranks and wingnuts you believe? He's usually right. Your guys? Haven't been right in decades.


Well, I have to apologize because it turns out I was confusing Krugman with Krauthammer. Please don't mistake me for a republican.
 
2013-01-08 03:23:33 PM  
You betcha you're on a watch list somewhere.
 
2013-01-08 03:23:55 PM  
well someone's an arrogant poopieface
 
2013-01-08 03:24:27 PM  
I, for one, think all of the things that I incorrectly assume Paul Krugman believes are ridiculous. What a quack.
 
2013-01-08 03:25:02 PM  
hurr hurr nobel prize hurr

I think that's how the criticism goes.
 
2013-01-08 03:26:18 PM  
Paul who?
 
2013-01-08 03:26:32 PM  

Nadie_AZ: That and he could keep his Oxy habit and his Dominican runs going without being questioned, I'm sure.


It turns out that being President doesn't pay nearly enough for a man of his...brilliance.
 
2013-01-08 03:31:38 PM  
Of course they do.

Congress, on the other hand...
 
2013-01-08 03:32:00 PM  
Hysterical. Krugman wouldnt want to be treasury secretary because he'd have to go back to actually being an economist who deals with reality instead of a partisan op-Ed columnist who writes about economics.

Where he is now he can spew whatever liberal viewpoint he wants, whether it be completely true, exaggerated, or false, and his economically illiterate disciples will lap it up.
 
2013-01-08 03:32:49 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Hysterical. Krugman wouldnt want to be treasury secretary because he'd have to go back to actually being an economist who deals with reality instead of a partisan op-Ed columnist who writes about economics.

Where he is now he can spew whatever liberal viewpoint he wants, whether it be completely true, exaggerated, or false, and his economically illiterate disciples will lap it up.


Oh, you
 
2013-01-08 03:32:55 PM  
There's no question that they listen to him, and should listen to him.

Follow him? Probably not. But they do listen.

Treasury Secretary is a massively overrated position anyway.
 
2013-01-08 03:32:56 PM  
Krugman is brilliant on economics, people should listen to him and implement his ideas.

His political punditry? Well... the less said, the better.
 
2013-01-08 03:33:57 PM  
I don't think I got the memo explaining that Farkers now hate Paul Krugman.
 
2013-01-08 03:35:23 PM  

Apos: Paul Krugman = The Donald Trump of macroeconomics = The bikini girl doing a handstand of life.

Discuss.

 
2013-01-08 03:35:51 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: I don't think I got the memo explaining that Farkers now hate Paul Krugman.


He's a liberal that openly calls out the GOP for their idiotic economic ideas.

Guaranteed frothing seething hate from the nitwit brigade.
 
2013-01-08 03:35:53 PM  
Whether he would have more or less influence from within the administration doesn't take away from the central point there are too many bankers and 1%ers at Treasury, or in government in general.
 
2013-01-08 03:35:55 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: I don't think I got the memo explaining that Farkers now hate Paul Krugman.


Only the douchenozzles, really, but they do jump at the chance to hate. Same goes for Rachel Maddow, and pretty much anyone else who tears their shiat apart and is consistently smart and right at the same time. I can only imagina how much that would smart if the right had anybody like that on their side.
 
2013-01-08 03:36:51 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Grand_Moff_Joseph: If anyone in DC listened to what Krugman had to say, we'd have avoided half of the fiscal mess we're in.

 
2013-01-08 03:37:57 PM  

CPennypacker: I can only imagina how much that would smart if the right had anybody like that on their side.


WHY ARE YOU AFRAID OF A STRONG CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!?!?!??

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2013-01-08 03:38:48 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: I don't think I got the memo explaining that Farkers now hate Paul Krugman.


Krugman's clearly and plainly right most of the time, so saying you hate him or that he's a hack is some easy troll bait.
 
2013-01-08 03:39:04 PM  
That came across more pretentious that I think he meant. Considering the sentences immediately preceding that quote, I think he was referring to being the op-ed columnist at the NYT, does anyone doubt that the white house would pay attention to the op-ed writer at the NYT?

Meh, that's my take on it.
 
2013-01-08 03:39:44 PM  
text book humble brag
 
2013-01-08 03:40:34 PM  
They don't listen to him enough, sadly.
 
2013-01-08 03:40:53 PM  
Talk about out of context. All he was saying is he has more power as a writer than if he had a job in the administration. Which is probably true.
 
2013-01-08 03:42:35 PM  

CPennypacker: Mike Chewbacca: I don't think I got the memo explaining that Farkers now hate Paul Krugman.

Only the douchenozzles, really, but they do jump at the chance to hate. Same goes for Rachel Maddow, and pretty much anyone else who tears their shiat apart and is consistently smart and right at the same time. I can only imagina how much that would smart if the right had anybody like that on their side.


Heh, you've reminded me of the Nate Silver hate a few months ago.  That was awesome.
 
2013-01-08 03:42:44 PM  

Blathering Idjut: Whether he would have more or less influence from within the administration doesn't take away from the central point there are too many bankers and 1%ers at Treasury, or in government in general.


This. We have too many people who are oriented on Wall Street and Banking doing well. I think they mean well but they just don't have a wider vision of the economy.
 
2013-01-08 03:43:03 PM  
He says cutting revenue and not paying the bills you've racked up is not good fiscal policy?

Get the pitchforks!!1!
 
2013-01-08 03:43:41 PM  

Corvus: Talk about out of context. All he was saying is he has more power as a writer than if he had a job in the administration. Which is probably true.


he has more power as an op-ed writer than as Treasury Secretary? I know that's what he is claiming but do you actually buy that?
 
2013-01-08 03:44:57 PM  
Yeah, I think in context the statement meant "I don't need to be Treasury Secretary, since they already listen to me now, and I'd do a bad job at Treasury anyway since I suck at being an administrator."
 
2013-01-08 03:45:15 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Hysterical. Krugman wouldnt want to be treasury secretary because he'd have to go back to actually being an economist who deals with reality instead of a partisan op-Ed columnist who writes about economics.

Where he is now he can spew whatever liberal viewpoint he wants, whether it be completely true, exaggerated, or false, and his economically illiterate disciples will lap it up.


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2013-01-08 03:46:29 PM  

tnpir: Debeo Summa Credo: Hysterical. Krugman wouldnt want to be treasury secretary because he'd have to go back to actually being an economist who deals with reality instead of a partisan op-Ed columnist who writes about economics.

Where he is now he can spew whatever liberal viewpoint he wants, whether it be completely true, exaggerated, or false, and his economically illiterate disciples will lap it up.

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2013-01-08 03:47:09 PM  
I smell a troll headline around here somewhere near the top of this thread.
 
2013-01-08 03:49:06 PM  

bulldg4life: hurr hurr nobel prize hurr

I think that's how the criticism goes.


Usually by people who follow the economics teachings of a shiat writer who betrayed her own belief system as she neared her end, and a University of Chicago economist whose teachings are best applied when you have a death squad at the ready, just in case.
 
2013-01-08 03:49:27 PM  

red5ish: I smell a troll headline around here somewhere near the top of this thread.


A troll headline? It's a direct farking quote from his op-ed. He really is that much of an arrogant prick.
 
2013-01-08 03:51:03 PM  

runin800m: red5ish: I smell a troll headline around here somewhere near the top of this thread.

A troll headline? It's a direct farking quote from his op-ed. He really is that much of an arrogant prick.


Reading really is hard for you, isn't it?
 
2013-01-08 03:52:48 PM  
Krugman is better than most economists, but he still follows the ridiculously flawed status quo regarding economic theory. Modern economics is not a science, it's not even good logic.
 
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