December 26, 2003

#140: Nothing scares a leftie like the thought of people becoming more self-sufficient.

P. Krugman
KRUGMAN TRUTH SQUAD

New Year's Resolutions (12/26/03) is hardly worth reading. However, there is one notable political comment. Krugman essentially throws his support to Howard Dean for the presidential nomination. Here's one of several beauties:

"In the last few weeks the usual suspects have been trying to paint Howard Dean's obviously heartfelt comments about his brother's death in Laos as some sort of insult to the military."
The point, of course, was that the brother was NOT IN the military as Dean had just claimed. Looks like Paul and Howard will go down the same toilet together next November. At least we will only have to trip the handle once.

On economic policy, Krugman took a swipe at tax-exempt savings accounts which may be a major Bush initiative starting next year. Amazing! Nothing scares a leftie like the thought of people becoming more self-sufficient.

[The Truth Squad is a group of economists who have long marveled at the writings of Paul Krugman. The Squad Reports are synopses of their discussions. ]

Posted by John Weidner at December 26, 2003 1:56 PM
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