Reality is coming for white supremacists driving golf carts https://t.co/dx4vM4taww
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) June 30, 2020
I actually rather like Paul Krugman, but his personality in my experience is much driven by hate. He’s a truly great hater.
That was a virtue during the Bush Years when he was constantly turning his vast capacity for hatred on the President, who, after all, has lots of power and influence and therefore should be exposed to public critiques by intelligent people like Krugman who hate his guts.
But when Krugman points his talent for hatred at random oldsters whom he hates for partisan and ethnic reasons …
By the way, Krugman was moving right intellectually in the 1990s, in a sort of Pinkerite way, developing an interest in Darwinism. Here is Krugman’s 1996 takedown of Stephen Jay Gould:
But those intellectual interests didn’t seem to long survive his marrying his second wife, a very light black lady who seems to have pushed him to being a true believer in today’s conventional wisdom.