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Paul Krugman: We live in the most unequal society ever, and it’s only getting worse

Americans may be living in the most unequal society that has ever existed, said economist Paul Krugman. The New York Times columnist and Princeton University professor said Thursday there is zero evidence to suggest extreme inequality is good for economic growth but plenty to suggest it’s not. “Nobody wants us…

Krugman schools Bill Kristol for basing shutdown threat on ‘policy ignorance’

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday told Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol that his argument over why President Barack Obama’s health care reform law should be delayed was based on “policy ignorance.” During a panel discussion on ABC News, Kristol predicted that if the president refused to delay the…

Politifact seals the deal, abandoning truth to wingnuttery

I don't know what else to add to the discussion about this shameful move from Politifact to grab the brass ring of "non-partisan" by declaring a non-lie the "Lie of the Year". Paul Krugman explains it succiently: This is really awful. Politifact, which is supposed to police false claims in…

Global warming denialism, continued

I was totally stoked yesterday to see that Paul Krugman responded to my post about global warming denialists. It seems that most of us agree on the basic shape of the motivations for denialists—liberals “believe” in global warming, so it must be wrong!—but Krugman suggests that it’s more a burning…

How come people aren’t so scared and resentful anymore?

Paul Krugman has an interesting post up about how Republican identity politics aren’t working as well as they used to, and that’s causing them to flail about, unable to get their shit together. For a long time, the conservative argument has been, “Vote for us and we’ll protect you from…

There’s Words You’re Missing

The Heritage Foundation weighs in on the financial sector meltdown. So does the Corner. Michelle Malkin says…something, and gets about as close as anyone to mentioning The Name That Dare Not Be Spoken. The name, of course, is Bush. Conservatives have been weighing in on the great contraction of the…

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