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Dr. Krugman’s Rants: Enough is Enough!

November 22, 2011
Rob Natelson, Tenth Amendment Center

“I think too much realism can actually be a problem.” — Paul Krugman on the PBS Charlie Rose Show, Oct. 12, 2011

Enough is enough.

One expects some exaggeration from a political columnist, but one expects at least a minimal level of accuracy if the columnist is a Nobel Laureate—even if he writes for the New York Times.

The problem is that during his ideological rants Paul Krugman has been failing to reach the necessary minimum.

Krugman, you may recall, was the guy who, without a scintilla of evidence, smeared the Tea Party by claiming that its members were probably responsible for the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Krugman is also one of the ideological diehards who are convinced that the reason massive federal deficits haven’t cured our economic woes is that we are not spending enough! (The deficit is already 42% of the budget; how large does it have to be?)

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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