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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.

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  1. Anon[320] • Disclaimer says:

    All those old people in FL are Jews.

    • Disagree: Hibernian
    • Replies: @FLgeezer
  2. anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:

    But when Krugman points his talent for hatred at random oldsters whom he hates for partisan and ethnic reasons …

    Is there any paper trail for claiming Krugman has a history of hating non-Jews? Maybe he just doesn’t like Trump voters.

  3. wren says:

    I too enjoyed his early books in the 90’s

    Something bad happened to him, that’s for sure.

    • Agree: ThreeCranes
  4. If it weren’t for anti-white hatred and manipulation, NYT staffers would have little reason to get out of bed in the morning. The rest of the MSM are falling into line, as usual.

  5. Anon[290] • Disclaimer says:

    Who is the bigger blowhard, Krugman or Thomas Friedman?

    • LOL: animalogic
  6. What the hell is he talking about?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Chrisnonymous
  7. @anonymous

    He has become unhinged in a racial sense over the past few years. I remember reading him during the Obama era. He’s always been an intense/passionate guy but it used to be attacks against generic conservatives.

    Now it has shaded into outright racist attacks on a whole group of people. He’s not alone in that transformation. He’s basically a radlib, rather than a genuine leftist, which is why he attacked Bernie and supported Warren in the primaries.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  8. Whenever I read one of Krugman’s spite-filled pronouncements, or see his loathesome Nibelungisch face, I hear in my head the voice of Roman Castavet at the end of “Rosemary’s Baby,” gloating about the triumph of Satan.

    • LOL: Gabe Ruth
  9. JohnnyD says:

    At one point, Krugman was also reasonable about immigration as well. Sadly, his ethnic hangups have poisoned his mind.

  10. Kronos says:

    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[.]

    Someone should do a piece like: “Five muggings that changed the World.”

    More than one leading intellectual experienced a remarkable transformation from liberal to conservative after a violent confrontation in a dark ally. The whole basis of Neoconservatism was founded on that crucible; that “A conservative is a liberal mugged by reality.”

    Any record if Krugman was ever mugged? He might make it on that kind of list.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  11. Reality Is Coming for White Supremacists Driving Golf Carts

    Will it be a violation of federal law to drive a golf cart across state lines? Watch out, Bois des Sioux!

    Aroostook Valley would be even more problematic, along its west edge:

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Ganderson
  12. Michael S says:

    Krugman really should know better; a sizable chunk of those Florida retirees are his coethnics.

    But who am I kidding, of course he knows that. The fact that some frail old Florida Jews kinda sorta like Trump infuriates him more than any actual white supremacists ever could.

    • Agree: Morris Applebaum IV
    • Replies: @Known Fact
  13. Anonymous[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    A few days ago, Trump retweeted a video clip featuring his supporters, including a Florida retiree in a golf cart pumping his fist and yelling, “White power!”

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  14. @JohnnyD

    It is just the return of the repressed. It almost always happens to everyone but with ((( )))
    it takes a certain form

  15. Mike1 says:

    Krugman is not intelligent in any universe. Among other absurdities, he declared that the internet would have less effect on the world than the fax machine.

  16. Wilkey says:

    This reminds me of when Polly Toynbee, the granddaughter of Arnold Toynbee, openly celebrated the death of the Brexit majority (and thus the death of Brexit) in The Grauniad…just before Boris Johnson won his smashing victory last year.

    What the hell is it with these people? “We love and care about people so much that we want them to die, especially if they are white.”

  17. @Anon

    Even within the tribe, Friedman is in a class by himself I used to love watching him on Charlie Rose quoting himself

  18. his second wife, a very light black lady who seems to have pushed him to being a true believer in today’s conventional wisdom

    Same thing happened to Robert Deniro and George Lucas. It would be tempting to describe it as a honey pot conspiracy, but “honey” seems like a misnomer in this case.

    • Replies: @Gordo
  19. Kronos says:

    Couldn’t we just flatten them both?

    I find Krugman infamous for arguing for a housing bubble after the DotCom bubble in 2000.

    I had to read Friedman’s “pancake” book as required reading over the summer for school. His notion of a future entailing flat economic ability was idiotic amongst most of my school chums (including myself.)

    (Don’t buy unless your forced to.)

    • Agree: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @David
    , @Anonymous
  20. @ben tillman

    Can’t recognize simple anti-white animus when you see it?

    Somebody should remind Krugman about Muslim immigrants complaining about the white Scots-Irish…

  21. @Kronos

    Com’on down to CHAZ!!

    • LOL: Kronos
  22. inertial says:

    I believe Krugman meant a one specific “white supremacist” driving golf carts in Florida.

    I noticed that the progs have an obsession with Trump getting Covid.

  23. black sea says:

    I actually rather like Paul Krugman . . . .

    What do you like about him (not a joke question)?

    • Agree: Bumpkin, sayless, Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Richard B
  24. Mr. Anon says:

    The whole basis of Neoconservatism was founded on that crucible; that “A conservative is a liberal mugged by reality.”

    A reactionary is a conservative who was mugged by a neocon.

    • Thanks: Anonymousse
  25. …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.

    Simpin’ ain’t easy

  26. @Reg Cæsar

    The pro shop is in a different country?
    Do you need different currency?

  27. El Dato says:

    So, like Heinlein, he takes on the political beliefs of his wife?

    Jeff Riggenbach:
    Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian?

    Isaac Asimov, who knew Heinlein from the mid-’30s on, was convinced that his personal political views were largely a function of the woman he was married to at the time. In the ’30s, when he was married to wife #2, Leslyn MacDonald, whom Asimov describes as “a flaming liberal,” Heinlein was working with Upton Sinclair and his EPIC movement. Twenty years later, married to wife #3, Virginia Gerstenfeld, he re-emerged as a Cold Warrior fixated on the supposed nobility of the military and newly devoted to a “free market” for which he had had little use during the years of the Great Depression.

    If so it was, I say, “so be it.” Many men have tailored their beliefs to match those of their wives. They have found that it helps to preserve and promote domestic harmony. And they believe that domestic harmony is a valuable thing, a thing worth preserving. Robert A. Heinlein was hardly the only man, or even the first man, to venture down this path.

  28. @El Dato

    Also, Heinlein’s books were more interesting because his opinions were constantly shifting during his long prime from 1939 to 1966. He didn’t much repeat himself. He moved on to new subjects and new perspectives.

    Much of this critique of Heinlein as being influenced by his wives’ views is from the kind of people who want not a novelist of ideas but a cult leader, like Heinlein’s pal L. Ron Hubbard or Ayn Rand. Heinlein wouldn’t make a good cult leader because he got bored with his old ideas pretty fast and came up with new ideas.

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
  29. I actually rather like Paul Krugman, but his personality in my experience is much driven by hate. He’s a truly great hater.

    Well sure, he hates White people with a passion, a genocidal passion. But wow, he must score high on standardized tests!

    How can you not kinda like such a Really Smart person, even if he’s going to destroy your people. But then, I don’t get the impression HBD folks have much empathy for their own people. They just get off on IQ stats.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
  30. Richard B says:
    @black sea

    What do you like about him (not a joke question)?

    Yeah, that one surprised me.

    There’s nothing to like about him. He’s disgusting.

    Reading him, or hearing him speak, always reminded me of what Schopenhauer said about PK’s Tribe.

    That nothing about them could ever be confused with reason.

  31. Bucky says:

    It always is the lightest skinned partial Africans who are the most extreme. Nikole Hannah Jones, Shawn King, Kaepernick.

    Ever notice how much the male NYT writers seem to pay attention to Bloomberg? They kind of all but admit that Bloomberg is a superior publication.

  32. unit472 says:

    Krugman isn’t very informed on where the outbreaks of covid are in the Sunshine State. As a senior citizen living here I pay closer attention. The Villages, the large retiremen community is located in Sumter County, population 95,000. The county has reported 345 cases of covid and 17 deaths as of June 30. If you go to Hendry County, population 40,000 you find 953 cases. It is almost all Hispanic farmworkers. One zip code in Collier County, Imokalee, reports almost 1500 cases. Again all Hispanic farmworkers. Miami-Dade the epicenter of Floridas casee has almost 1/3 of Florida’s covid cases. It is about 12% of the state population and is largely black and Hispanic. There is a small island of low infection and it surrounds the Trump Doral resort

    You can literally determine covid prevalence in the state of Florida by voting patterns. Republican areas are low Democrat areas high. See someone with black hair speaking Spanish or with wooly hair? Put the mask on and stay 2 meters away, See someone in a golf cart relax.

    • Replies: @Richard A.
  33. Lloyd1927 says:

    Actually, Mrs. Krugman (Robin Wells) is a very white Mulatto Elite lady. She is the kind of person black academics WISH Americans would think about when they hear the word “black” INSTEAD of the REAL black criminal underclass.

  34. @Steve Sailer

    Bob Whitaker said this about Heinlein:

    Robert Heinlein was a Northern promilitary conservative science fiction writer. He wrote story after story about how wonderful it would be when all Americans ranged from brown to black.

    And per Wikipedia:

    Heinlein grew up in the era of racial segregation in the United States and wrote some of his most influential fiction at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He explicitly made the case for using his fiction not only to predict the future but also to educate his readers about the value of racial equality and the importance of racial tolerance. His early novels were very much ahead of their time both in their explicit rejection of racism and in their inclusion of protagonists of color

    He was a kind of proto-SJW. Funny how both libertarians and fascists can reject RACE as important. As long as everybody submits to their institutions.

    And we wonder how we got into this current mess.

  35. northeast says:
    @El Dato

    Then there is Senator Barry Goldwater. Goldwater’s final wife turned the senator left in his dotage. I suppose you could say, Goldwater was somewhat addled in his final years, but his wife most likely played a large part in helping to tarnish his legacy.

  36. “and ethnic reasons” Every once and awhile Steve Sailer goes full Kevin MacDonald 🙂

    There are tons of Jews living in The Villages. It was founded by a Jew. Some of the people in pro-Trump carts surely were Jewish. (I’m sure some of the protesters as well)

    By they way, the guy who yelled “white power” was just trolling the a-holes calling him a racist. It’s so obvious that he was joking. Thank God he’s old enough and has saved enough to not worry about the Leftist mobs.

  37. I actually rather like Paul Krugman…

    Do you really? I sincerely doubt that. Especially if you met him on a personal level. I am not a fan.

  38. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:

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    “Makes Us Stronger”

    • Replies: @Alden
  39. @Clifford Brown

    Good lord, look at that creature.

    ….aus Nibelheims Nacht naht’ ich mich gern,
    niegtet ihr euch zu mir.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  40. I thought having black drivers went away with the civil rights movement.

  41. @RichardTaylor

    His personal views were different, so some are trying to cancel him.

  42. Time for Paul Krugman to observe his own Tweet and ask if maybe he is actually the bad guy.

  43. black sea says:
    @Clifford Brown

    I remember reading somewhere that on a snowy day in Princeton Krugman was approaching a student on a snow-plowed pathway. The student greeted him, to which Krugman offered no response (as was his habit). As the two of them passed each other, the student wordlessly pushed Krugman to the ground.

    If I recall, Krugman found this mildly amusing and told this story on himself. I don’t think he reported it to campus security or anything, so I’ll give him props for that. I guess the guy must have undergone a lot of bullying in his youth, some of it probably deserved.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Kronos
  44. @Clifford Brown

    Whenever I hear and see him speak, I call him “the gerbil”.

    I gave up on him when he called for immediate and unconditional bail out of the banksters in 2008.

  45. Reality will be coming to even more white people in the UK, too, if the Royal College of Psychiatrists has its way.

    More than 100 UK psychiatrists have written to their representative body urging it to root out institutional racism and a colonial mentality in the profession.

    In an open letter to the new president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Adrian James, who starts in the role on Wednesday, the members say there is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to put psychiatry at the forefront in tackling systemic racism”.

    They write: “We share a history with psychology and psychotherapy of not just ignoring the effects of discrimination, but painting other cultures as psychologically primitive and casting their approaches to understanding distress as backward superstitions.

    “For the Royal College of Psychiatrists to be able to advocate on behalf of those most marginalised in our society, it must first put its house in order and root out all examples of institutional racism and colonial mentality in its training curricula and various practice guidelines.”

    Yes, the UK is full of psychiatrists writing “psychologically primitive” in the case-notes.

    Remember, these aren’t psychologists, an academic discipline that tends to attract the less tightly buttoned, if university parties are any guide. These are people who have first qualified in medicine.

    But this is the dangerous part – it seems to coincide with the drive to redefine crime to make crime rates more similar between races.

    “The letter refers to the collusion of psychiatry in eugenic mass murder in Nazi Germany and the labelling of civil rights protesters and political dissidents as psychotic. But there are also more modern examples, including what Dr Sami Timimi, a signatory and visiting professor at the University of Lincoln and fellow of the college, highlighted as “perceptions of black dangerousness”.

    The stereotype has been much discussed in relation to law enforcement, especially in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, which began over the US police killing of George Floyd, but Timimi said it also existed in mental health services.

    “That is still very prevalent in our culture and therefore – not surprisingly – it’s very prevalent in the way we apply our psychiatric technologies,” he said. “So what we see is the label of schizophrenia, which is meant to be the worst type of psychosis that you can have, and is meant to be something with a very poor outlook, it’s disproportionately applied to black people, particularly black men.”

    He also cited the fact that black people in England were four times more likely than white people to be detained under the Mental Health Act.

    As another example, he said that when he started his first consultant job in an area of east London with a large Muslim population, a senior clinician told him the best they could do for the young Asian women they were seeing with mental health issues was “to save them from their culture”.

    Timimi said that while the police had been talking about institutional racism since the MacPherson report after the murder of Stephen Lawrence, the conversation had been lacking in the field of mental health. He said the training curriculum was not overtly racist, but defined what is normal “through the standards of the dominant culture”, which he said was also being exported overseas.

    Yes, the standards of the dominant culture are that we don’t run amok in a shop, slashing white women.

    Or stab the 16 year old white girl sat next to you on the bus.

    Or drown your elderly white neighbour in her bath.

    And that’s just in Birmingham.

    Dr James is also a recovered mental patient after being treated for depression. Now it’s me who’s depressed.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  46. Gordo says:

    Same thing happened to Robert Deniro and George Lucas. It would be tempting to describe it as a honey pot conspiracy, but “honey” seems like a misnomer in this case.

    Can you get a treacle pot? or is it molasses in the US?

    • Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
  47. @Clifford Brown

    Compression shorts worn with a bicycle helmet by a man over 60 scream “White privilege” and are an invitation for a beat down. All he was missing was his “Hello Kitty” tee.

    • Replies: @Anon
  48. eggplant says:

    The over-riding ethnic trait of jews is vindictiveness.

    • Agree: FLgeezer
  49. @YetAnotherAnon

    The guy who didn’t get the president’s job, Professor Kam Bhui, has some interesting ideas. Interesting in the Chinese curse sense.

    An elite band of doctors has now come up with a solution to their recurrent occupational hazard (people not liking a schizophrenia diagnosis – YAA). They say a genetic test for schizophrenia should be made available on the NHS. “It can help people understand that they have an illness like any other, just like epilepsy or diabetes, and may also mean that they and their families are more comfortable with the idea of them taking medication,” Professor Kam Bhui explained in the respected British Journal of Psychiatry.

    Professor Bhui edits the journal, published on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has long been an influential commentator. His latest suggestion has already been backed by his Queen Mary University colleagues Professor David Curtis and Dr Katherine Adlington. They say the NHS should make the test available “as a matter of urgency.”

    There is just one small ethical problem. Schizophrenia has never been shown to be caused by genetics, either wholly or in part. The trio of psychiatrists appear comfortable in advocating that this moral inconvenience should not stand in the way of it being held up as an explainer to patients and families. “We can do a simple genetic test on a patient and, for example, tell them that they have a small piece of chromosome 22 missing and that this is probably the reason why they’ve developed schizophrenia,” Professor Curtis has excitedly argued.

    This particular chromosome correlation has been observed in just one percent of patients with schizophrenia, and those without schizophrenia have also been seen to exhibit it, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has told Mental Health Today. Schizophrenia can not currently be genetically explained in the same way as, say, Down’s Syndrome can (where children are born with a third copy of chromosome 21).

    I thought genetic testing was racist?

    Some may fall victim to double discrimination. Schizophrenia has long been considered by BAME campaigners to be the ‘most racialised’ mental illness. Black patients are up to 17 times more likely to receive a diagnosis than white patients, despite there being no biomarker for the condition. Last year an independent review looking into why ethnic minorities are also more likely to detained in hospital against their will was published.

    Er, because they’re more likely to murder or assault white strangers? There’s a current UK court case where a chap is on trial for stabbing a pretty white mother pushing her baby.

    “Prosecutor Louise Oakley told jurors that Brazant was a “complete stranger” who had followed his victim a short distance before attacking her with a kitchen knife.

    Previously, the defendant, who has paranoid schizophrenia, had served a prison sentence for three offences of battery and one of common assault, jurors were told.

    He was released from Thameside jail on Christmas Eve, but had been reported missing after he failed to turn up at a supported house for people with mental health problems.”

    • Replies: @Bugg
  50. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Yes terrible.

    In this witch hunt to find HATERS, I have to ask:

    “Who hates whom”?

    Why did Harvey Weinstein always release some God awful, hate White people movie on Christmas Day like “D’Jango Unchained”?

    Answer: He, they hate us.

    I try so very, very hard to find any J American pols who are not bat sh** insane on mass immigration, Black crime, BLM riots, collapse of Western Civilization – I noted that New York City J Mayors Koch and Bloomberg were OK on NYC crime, backed the NYPD over the worst street thugs, perverts, criminals.

    But now I see Michael Bloomberg’s Facebook page devoted to BLM, he’s going to Oklahoma to race bait and incite poor Blacks to remember the Tulsa race riots of 100 years ago like it was yesterday and incite Blacks to blame poor and working class White Southerners for their poor position in life.

    Think it’s getting about time to name the J and announce plans for re-patriation to the J homeland. Let them do a stint in the IDF.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
  51. Bugg says:

    Krugman appears to be a small wormy Woody Allen type. He’s angry, unhappy, nasty. Love the video of him with Bill O’Reilly; this small angry Jew once again confronted with a big Irish goon ready to take his lunch money and give him a wedgie. His entire life is childhood resentment mixed with the chance to get back at people he thinks wronged him, those terrible BadWhites. After his selling of Enron, not sure how he shows his face.

    But Friedman has a Chinese or Saudi functionary lie to his face, and he accepts it without question.As long as the liquor is top shelf, the food great and the hotel room luxurious, you are okay to Friedman. That’s dangerously stupid. Show him a Potemkin village , and he turns into Walter Duranty. Suspect various government hacks across the globe trade stories how they can ingratiate themselves to get positive Friedman opinion pieces in the Times.

  52. @RichardTaylor

    Heinlein was pretty complex. Tough to pigeon hole him.

    “Nor do I feel responsible for the generally low state of the Negro—as one Negro friend pointed out to me; the lucky Negroes were the ones who were enslaved. Having traveled quite a bit in Africa, I know what she means. One thing is clear: Whether one speaks of technology or social institutions, “civilization” was invented by us, not by the Negroes. As races, as cultures, we are five thousand years, about, ahead of them. Except for the culture, both institutions and technology, that they got from us, they would still be in the stone age, along with its slavery, cannibalism, tyranny, and utter lack of the concept we call “justice.”–Robert Heinlein

  53. guest007 says:


    You should write about the blacks on the Kansas State football team wanting a white student expelled for twitting about George Floyd.

    I have always notice how any thing that is meant to be diverse will quickly become black because the black alpha males will not tolerate anything else. Now college athletes have decided that they should be the admission office for universities with big time football programs and only good whites should be admitted.

    • Replies: @Ed
    , @Buffalo Joe
  54. He sees White supremacy in old folks in golf carts? I’ve been in New Port Richey for the last seven months down in Florida and golf carts are all over the place. they come with luxuries now like four wheel drive, extra batteries, radios, cigar lighters, you name it. they probably are all over Krugman’s property down in Florida and that’s why he hates them. I would think he would have called it elderly privilege. Why people who have lost their driver’s licenses and then drive golf carts bother Krugman I have no idea. But sure enough, he finds White supremacy. One wonders if he sees White supremacy when he turns the lights on.

  55. Bugg says:

    Subsaharan Africans are 17 times more likely to be so diagnosed than other ethnicities. So can be deduced based on a genetic test that ethnic Subsaharan Africans are likely 17 times more likely than other ethnicities to have a small piece of chromosome 22 missing that would cause schizophrenia. Am I reading this wrong? How could the be anything other than genetic?

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  56. @Clifford Brown

    That picture is just so sad.

    Not quite as height challenged as Robert Reich, but getting there (OK, Wikipedia says 5’7″ and I guessed 5’3″).

    Bike shorts, tennis shoes and black socks?

    If you look closely at his t-shirt, that photo screams about the plant estrogens in soy products?

  57. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    Compression shorts worn with a bicycle helmet by a man over 60 scream “White privilege” and are an invitation for a beat down. All he was missing was his “Hello Kitty” tee.

    Creepster (in the worst Urban Dictionary sense of that word).

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
  58. @black sea

    Funny you should relate such a story, because that photo of krugman aroused a similar instinct in me.

  59. The Krugman talk on evolutionary and economic theory was a great read. Thank you for linking to it, Steve.

    I was amused that Krugman immediately picked up on one of the major problems – perhaps THE major problem — with current evolutionary theory, i.e. local maxima traps. He notes that evolutionary theorists choose to deal with this problem by ignoring it. He concludes by suggesting that economists should do the same with intractable theoretical difficulties in their own field. Talmudic reasoning at its best.

  60. @Michael S

    Many of those Florida retirees back in real life were probably loyal long-time NYT subscribers, too! But now they can just off and die.

  61. I actually rather like Paul Krugman

    But why? Are you Will Rogers?

    Maybe in-person he’s a normal human. But behind a keyboard he’s an arrogant, hypocritical, vicious little man. His hate-collumn isn’t even interesting, or even particularly rational. Its just a lot of name-calling and the usual leftist double-standards.

    • Agree: FLgeezer
    • LOL: Muggles
  62. Escher says:

    He is launching a Krieg against The Man.
    Hence he is now Kriegman.

  63. BTW what ever happened with that little incident where he claimed someone was sending porn to his computer?

  64. Speak in English Krugman we can not understand you mindless babbling have you ever consitered gaggling saltwater its tried and true cire for Laringitus

  65. @RichardTaylor

    A guy like Krugman is too intelligent (and that is his public persona) to be aware of other’s prejudices but not his own. You can get away with being stupid if you are but it is much harder when you shtick is always being the smartest guy in the room.

    The irony is that people like him are the first to resort to dogma because it is a safe space where they know they cannot be assailed. I know so many educated liberals who I cannot have a dialectic about politics with because they can viscerally feel the boundaries of ‘polite’ conversation. They are actually very boring to be around and they will not get pulled into topics where they might lose or say something that they could be punished for so they will noodle around with some new book or NYT article without straying off the porch. With some you understand the delicateness of the situation but the more hateful neurotic ones will talk about ‘racism’ like a moth attracted to a flame. If you want to talk about racism fine, but say something relevant that we don’t know, especially those of us who are so enlightened.

  66. @anonymous

    Hatred of conservatives is a veiled hatred for white people. This is obvious, especially when any black conservative is branded and Uncle Tom or a race traitor.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  67. FLgeezer says:

    No they emphatically are NOT! 😉

  68. @Bugg

    Krugman appears to be a small wormy Woody Allen type. He’s angry, unhappy, nasty. Love the video of him with Bill O’Reilly; this small angry Jew once again confronted with a big Irish goon ready to take his lunch money and give him a wedgie. His entire life is childhood resentment mixed with the chance to get back at people he thinks wronged him, those terrible BadWhites.

    This is my take precisely. Krugman hates, but the dressing up of his hatreds in some cladding of academic respectability is ridiculous. He’s just expressing inter-ethnic hatreds popular with his people (probably bolstered by childhood experience), and reveling in the fact that it’s more or less impossible for the objects of his hatreds to have a square shot at him in return. He’s the small kid who runs home and teases his pursuers from the safety of his front stoop, intending to jump behind his front door the second one lays a toe in the first step.

  69. @Jim Christian

    He sees White supremacy in old folks in golf carts?

    White supremacy is now anything outside of a very narrow spectrum of beliefs all of which amount to ethnic masochism.

    They’re white, and have the audacity to not have died yet. The few in viral video – when antagonized – replied with a brief “white power” chant. There is no difference in the view of the Press between a sheet-carrying Klan member in 1960s Northern Mississippi and an old white guy in a golf cart in Florida in 2020 hectored for being white replying insincerely with that chant.

  70. Thomas says:

    Damn, this mothafucka be gettin’ all Talmudic ‘n’ shit.

  71. Bumpkin says:

    Like many other commenters, I was stunned to read Steve saying he “rather likes” this dimbulb. I don’t think even his fans like him, they just like all the leftie red meat he flings at them. Steve’s probably just talking him up because he wrote papers that could be used to argue for economic nationalism, though he makes clear in that New Yorker profile that he’d never actually pushed for such politically.

    Speaking of that profile, I just read it for the first time and I don’t think any right-wing writer could have written a more searing and acid takedown than that. I assume that wasn’t the journalist’s intent, but you have to wonder because of how badly he comes across.

    As a renowned academic, he perfectly exemplifies how academia has devolved into an insular search for toy mathematical models, rather than engaging with reality:

    In the nineteen-twenties and thirties, economics had been more like history: institutional economics was dominant, and, in opposition to neoclassical economics, emphasized the complicated interactions between political, social, and economic institutions and the complicated motives that drove human economic behavior. Then came the Depression, and the one question that people wanted economists to answer was “What should we do?” “The institutionalists said, ‘Well, it’s very deep, it’s complex, I mean, you just talk about what happened in 1890,’ ” Krugman says. “Keynesian economics, which was coming out of the model-based tradition, even if it was pretty loose-jointed by modern standards, basically said, ‘Push this button.’ ” Push this button—print more money, spend more money

    Again, as in his trade theory, it was not so much his idea that was significant as the translation of the idea into mathematical language. “I explained this basic idea”—of economic geography—“to a non-economist friend,” Krugman wrote, “who replied in some dismay, ‘Isn’t that pretty obvious?’ And of course it is.” Yet, because it had not been well modelled, the idea had been disregarded by economists for years.

    Translating unmappable facts into economic discourse, it turned out, was what Krugman was better at than anyone else: he could take an intriguing notion that had come up in real-world discussions, pare away the details (knowing just what to take out and what was essential), and refine what was left into a clean, clever, “cute” (as he liked to put it), and simple model.

    Krugman’s theories of trade and economic geography are still taught everywhere. “I think there’s a pretty good case to be made that the stuff that I stressed in the models is a less important story than the things that I left out because I couldn’t model them, like spillovers of information and social networks,” he says. But failure to represent reality accurately is rarely a fatal flaw in an economics model—what’s valued is the model’s usefulness as an analytic tool. The most successful paper Krugman ever wrote was about target zones, and it was completely wrong.

    I’ll grant the guy this, he has a brain and is willing to use it, “The Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality.”

    But to what end? You can’t blame him alone for simply following the incentives in the sewage that academia and politics have turned into, but his rise to the top of both does shine a light on how both need to be destroyed.

  72. Steve Z says:

    Krugman thinks only Jews should be upper class, that is his real problem.

  73. David says:

    There is only one actual photograph of the full Earth (like the full moon). It was taken Dec 7, 1972 from the Apollo 17 en route to the Moon. If you notice the jackknife storm over the Cape of Good Hope, you’ll begin to notice the picture reproduced everywhere.

    There are likely others, from Galileo or some other craft, but they show no details, just a dot.

  74. Typical headline published by respectable journals, e.g., NY Times, by popular, scholarly pundits:
    Reality Is Coming for White Supremacists Driving Golf Carts

    Hate speech and quite likely criminal if published on Twitter by some rando:
    Reality Is Coming for Jewish Supremacists Writing Anti-White Screeds

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  75. Why would you like Krugman? I thought you had a dust up with him about the subject of concert tickets around 2000, you made it sound like he couldn’t stand the thought of anyone outside his academic tribe of economists disputing his or friends ideas even if or especially if they were right. He was also tied to Enron right before their collapse, if it had been some ideological opponent of his and not him he would have screamed bloody murder, but it never sees to get mentioned at all, I wonder why?

    Yes, he did blast Stephen Jay Gould and John Kenneth Galbraith, but Galbraith was always viewed as an academic poseur by most academic economists in the Cambridge nexus ( Harvard-MIT ) guys like Samuelson and Solow ( who were contemporaries of Chicago guys like Friedman, Stigler, and Schultz ) would mock Galbraith regularly long before Krugman arrived on the scene. Regarding Gould, I think it was more a general critique of his “punctuated equilibrium” stuff and the lack of logical reasoning in Gould’s work, I doubt Krugman ever went after ” The Mismeasure of Man ” and other similar nonsense.

  76. vinteuil says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Should one ever have the misfortune of encountering Paul Krugman in the flesh, one must cry out:

    Pfui! Du haariger, höckriger Geck!
    Schwarzes, schwieliges Schwefelgezwerg!


    For those who don’t know their Wagner:

    Fie! you hairy, hideous imp!
    Swarthy, spotty, sulfurous dwarf!

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  77. A domestic partner’s politics has an effect.

    I was centrist/libertarian. My DP moved me rightward.

    And here I am.

  78. I actually rather like Paul Krugman

    Steve, I think you mean, “I actually appreciate his intellectual abilities.”

    Who knows if he’s a guy you’d like to have a beer with?

  79. @Anonymous

    Sarcastically, while rolling his eyes at a counter-protestor who was asking him where his hood was.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  80. @vinteuil

    Yes, but then one must make sure he doesn’t get away with the gold anyway.

  81. vinteuil says:

    Yes, but then one must make sure he doesn’t get away with the gold anyway.

    Heh – no kidding!

    Those Rhinemaidens – all talk, no action, while Alberich carries off The Ring.

    It had never occurred to me, before, to think of Donald Trump as Floßhilde – but that’s just who he is.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Old Palo Altan
  82. Muggles says:

    >>That’s dangerously stupid. Show him a Potemkin village , and he turns into Walter Duranty.<<

    Great witty comment. Only a few high IQ fossils will understand it though.

    Let us not forget the NYT history of supporting Stalinism. No surprise then, for their Party Line now.

  83. @Bugg

    I’m sure there are genetic influences – either that or paranoid schizophrenia doesn’t exist, but what does exist is a propensity to attack “the other” which is expressed more in some ethnicities than others.

    But as I understand it this is an attempt (albeit a foolish one) to address a real problem – that people and their families tend not to react well to a diagnosis of schizophrenia and still less well to one of paranoid schizophrenia – don’t take medication, skip meetings with “mental health workers” (what a job. They must be crazy themselves 😉 ) etc etc

    After all, if someone turned up at your house and announced you were a paranoid schizophrenic, wouldn’t you feel as if someone was out to get you?

    So the idea is to do a fake “genetic test” and then announce to patient and family that the diagnosis is not just what some trick-cyclist thinks, it’s SCIENCE! proven by the test. I guess it might just have worked, if they hadn’t announced it in the trade press beforehand.

  84. anon[233] • Disclaimer says:

    Those Rhinemaidens – all talk, no action, while Alberich carries off The Ring.

    And where does that ring…er…Ring…wind up? Where? How many hours of story to get there?

    The late Anna Russell explained it all very, very well, her performances are still up on YouTube.

    Very funny stuff.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  85. Testing12 says:

    The combination of knowing someone who knows the ‘macho alpha male’ Epstein, maybe Pinker (who rode Lolita Express according to the black book), Tom Hanx enthusiasm, getting quoted by Patton Oswalt, and now a certain fondness for the abrasive ‘innocent victim of hacking’ Krugman is all in all not a good look… i am personally sure it is just coincidence but a dedicated q enthusiast might see a common thread amongst these few concrete connections to famous people!

  86. @unit472

    It would be interesting to look at the covid-19 death rate by political affiliation since the msm is constantly implying that Republicans act irresponsibly.

  87. @Milo Minderbinder

    Five thousand years ahead of them? Try ten thousand.

  88. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Arthur Biggs

    Hatred of conservatives is a veiled hatred for white people.

    Or perhaps hatred of white people is a veiled hatred for conservatives. That seems to me to be much more likely.

  89. @Desiderius

    Really. Hmm perhaps I should be more skeptical of mass media narratives.

  90. White supremacy, pfft. We don’t even have the will to demand equality.

  91. fish says:

    what do you think?

    I think it’s hysterically funny that they bought Paul for chump dollars and a fake Nobel…..and of his own volition he stayed bought!

    Other Jews laugh at the schmuck Krugman…..!

  92. ATBOTL says:

    The best way we can get back at these people is with sincere support for the Palestinians.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  93. Alden says:

    Cisco deserves it for hiring 3 Indians instead of 3 White American men

  94. @Ganderson

    The Finns are less “woke”, though. But then, so are North Dakotans.

    That could be changing:

    Stupid. The Hawk, a “brid of pery”, is a clan of the Iroquois, the Ho-Chunk (a.k.a. Winnebago; would you go RVing in a “Ho-Chunk”?), and several other nations. Therefore, it’s off-limits to whites.

    In light of the large number of Volga Germans in the state, NDU should really be the Cossacks. All ex-Indian mascots should be replaced by European tribes. Their bravery wasn’t a figment of novelists’ imagination.

    • Replies: @ganderson
  95. @Milo Minderbinder

    Nor do I feel responsible for the generally low state of the Negro—as one Negro friend pointed out to me; the lucky Negroes were the ones who were enslaved. Having traveled quite a bit in Africa, I know what she means.

    They were the first welfare cases– living high on the hog (relative to their cousins back home) without doing productive work commensurate to the high cost of feeding them. What we see today is the result of 400 years of pampering.

    The reparationists’ claim that slave labo[u]r contributed anything to the white man has to be fought every step of the way. Those like Clyde Wilson who like to brag that the Old South was the richest part of North America are playing a very dangerous game.

    If Dixie was so damn rich, who was doing the work?

  96. Ed says:

    The school president should call their bluff but such leaders don’t exist these days.

  97. Anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    Why does krugmann not just emigrate to israel.
    The podcasts have interesting info, but they skip the obvious ethnic angle of everything, and krugmann’s racism against whites. Whites in the US need to wake up pronto. The days of tring to argue things in non-racial terms are over. Whites are still trying to find cover behind this non-racial facade, hoping their numbers will bail them out. It is not ging to work. Jews and blacks are pushing the race issue into the faces of whites, and whites need to take responsibility for their own ethnic interests, instead of whining about the unfairness of jews and blacks.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  98. Anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:

    Surely krugmann arguing for a housing bubble is b/c he is just a scribe, masquerading as an “economist”, for his co-ethnics on wall-street? Which would mean he was in the know. Guilty people are angry people

    • Replies: @Kronos
  99. ganderson says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    A couple years ago at the Frozen Four in Tampa there were so many NoDaks that I wondered who was left to put in the potato crop? Saw NO Fighting Hawks gear- none.
    My understanding is that part of the issue was there were too many Sioux Bands to pay off. Florida State had it easier.

  100. @El Dato

    El, the power of the vaginal vise.

  101. @Clifford Brown

    Cliff, his wife beats him. Talk about guys in golf carts, that is the classic Florida day wear, except should be open toe sandals.

  102. Art Deco says:

    Why would we ‘support’ them, sincerely or no? They have no practical political aims, little in the way of human capital, and are ruled by competing collections of gangsters. You cannot locate elsewhere a miserable crew of people whose problems are self-inflicted to such a degree. They excel at hoovering up UNRWA dole money and pointless harassment of their Jewish neighbors.

  103. @guest007

    guest, we can always reverse the problem and see if the team would refuse to practice or play if a starter was accused of rape. Jock sniffing Alums and Faculty will support the players and this student will be expelled and will sue.

  104. @vinteuil

    Yes. I like that.

    Now to try it on a few friends to see if they are Wagner literate.

    I can only think of one who is likely to get it.

  105. @Matthew Kelly

    Matthew. “Reality is Coming for Black Supremacists Pushing Grocery Carts in the Hood.”

  106. vinteuil says:

    And where does that ring…er…Ring…wind up?

    Well, back with the Rhinemaidens.

    How many hours of story to get there?

    Depends on the interpreter, but, intermissions aside, 13 or 14 hours is par for the course.

    The late Anna Russell explained it all very, very well, her performances are still up on YouTube.

    She was the best. My single favorite bit is when she points out that Gutrune is the first woman Siegfried has ever met who isn’t his aunt. – and than tops that by saying: “I’m not making this up, you know!” God bless her.

    • Replies: @anon
  107. anon[370] • Disclaimer says:

    Well, back with the Rhinemaidens.

    Kind of…circular, innit?

    Depends on the interpreter, but, intermissions aside, 13 or 14 hours is par for the course.

    Or more properly done, about 22 minutes.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  108. Art Deco says:

    Why does krugmann not just emigrate to israel.

    Because Krugman doesn’t give a rip about anyone but Krugman, he has no audience in Israel, and his worldview is so determined by a set of hatreds which have no analogue in Israeli politics that he has no opportunity to develop a market.

    I should note there are only about 60,000 American-born Jews in Israel. Migrating to Israel is not something American Jews do.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  109. Kronos says:

    I recall it from this book.

    Greenspan oversaw numerous financial crises from the 1980s to 9/11. It also details the various court jesters like Krugman that tried to influence policy by directing public discourse and public pressure via the NYT. It covers some interesting and funny situations like:

    1) Both Greenspan and Kissinger went to the same High School.

    2) Greenspan dated Barbra Walters on and off through the 1980s and 1990s. They were kinda a secret D.C. power couple helping each other out with their respective careers. He’d help her with understanding economic stories while getting good publicity in return. In interviews with Greenspan she never disclosed she was dating him and that posed a conflict of interest.

    3) During the price controls of the 1970s, Donald Rumsfeld determined the price of orange juice. The 1970s really saw the death (or long slumber) of central planning in the US. Keynesianism/ New Deal policies were on the retreat.

    Overall, everyone either wants to be you or kill you as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. In election years, Presidents will plead and threaten you for lower interest rates and such to create a economic bump bump.

  110. Kronos says:
    @black sea

    Must’ve been the student president of the Ayn Rand Club. (Or, the president of the student communist chapter.)

  111. Dissident says:

    At one point, Krugman was also reasonable about immigration as well.

    Paul Krugman in 2006:

    The willingness of Americans to do a job depends on how much that job pays — and the reason some jobs pay too little to attract native-born Americans is competition from poorly paid immigrants.

    Sadly, his ethnic hangups have poisoned his mind.

    What about simply wishing to retain his status and position in an increasingly Woke world? What about the influence of Krugman’s minimally black wife that our host mentioned at the end of his post? Wouldn’t Occam’s razor suggest those as far more plausible explanations for the shifts in Krugman’s views? (But those whose minds are stuck on a certain track, will always view the world accordingly.)

    Incidentally, Marxist economist Doug Henwood has provided examples of what he claims is Krugman’s regularly regurgitating his (Henwood’s) writing without credit:

    Henwood at one time hosted a show on Pacifica’s infamous NYC affiliate WBAI.

  112. vinteuil says:

    Anna Russell knew The Ring well enough to have a lot of clever fun with it.

    Unfortunately, people who don’t know The Ring at all sometimes seem to think that they know all they need to know about it because they’ve heard Anna Russell’s parody.

    That is a mistake – to put it mildly.

    Not knowing The Ring is like not knowing the Iliad, or the Odyssey, or the Aeneid, or the Inferno, or…

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