‘Somebody Please Check On Paul Krugman’: Dow Closes With The ‘Largest Point Gain In A Single Day’ Ever

Krugman hardest hit.

Via Twitchy:

Paul Krugman was closely monitoring the stock market as it took a plunge last week amid coronavirus uncertainty. Here’s what he tweeted as the Dow fell below 25,000.

The New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate economist who predicted the markets might never recover after Trump was elected will have to tempter that excitement, because today brought with it a complete turnaround:

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NYT’s Krugman: ‘Crazy Stuff’ To Cite Stalin’s Mass Killings When Attacking Socialism

Because Stalin had nothing to do with the rise of socialism… no, wait.

NY Times Columnist Paul Krugman Says Hacker ‘Compromised’ His IP Address To ‘Download Child Pornography’

Um, alrighty now.

Paul Krugman Makes A Prediction: Journalists Will Be Imprisoned Or Trump Ends Up In Jail

Were this guy ever right or sane?

Via Daily Caller:

Economist and New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman predicted Friday evening that either “thousands of journalists” will be imprisoned ostensibly because of the administration or President Donald Trump will end up in jail.

A formal impeachment inquiry was launched Tuesday after news that Trump had asked Ukrainian officials to look into Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter regarding business dealings in the country. The transcript of this phone call was held in a special computer system for sensitive calls, according to the NYT.

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NY Times’ Paul Krugman Says US Part Of ‘New Axis Of Evil’ With Russia, Saudi Arabia

Trudeau will welcome him to Canada.

Via Fox News:

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times opinion contributor Paul Krugman tweeted Monday that the United States had joined Russia and Saudi Arabia in a “new axis of evil,” after those three countries and Kuwait objected to the United Nations’ endorsement of a landmark study on global warming.

The phrase “axis of evil” was first used by former President George W. Bush in his 2002 State of the Union address. Bush used the phrase to refer to the governments of Iran, Iraq and North Korea, which he said were “arming to threaten the peace of the world” with weapons of mass destruction and sponsoring international terror groups.

This week’s dispute stemmed from whether diplomats attending this year’s U.N. climate summit in Poland would “welcome” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report projecting what would happen if average global temperatures rise by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit and offering prescriptions to ensure they don’t rise higher. An agreement to “welcome” the report would have made it the benchmark for future policies.

The U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait objected, calling for the study to be “noted” but not “welcomed.”

“The United States was willing to note the report and express appreciation to the scientists who developed it, but not to welcome it, as that would denote endorsement of the report,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement. “As we have made clear in the IPCC and other bodies, the United States has not endorsed the findings of the report.”

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Sarah Sanders Mocks NYT’s Paul Krugman For ‘Worst Prediction Of The Year’

Via Daily Caller:

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mocked New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for predicting the U.S. economy would never recover from a Donald Trump presidency.

Sanders referenced Krugman’s Nov 9, 2016 declaration that “if the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.” The Nobel Prize-winning economist continued “under any circumstances, putting an irresponsible, ignorant man who takes his advice from all the wrong people in charge of the nation with the world’s most important economy would be very bad news. What makes it especially bad right now, however, is the fundamentally fragile state much of the world is still in, eight years after the great financial crisis.”

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Paul Krugman Gets 10,000 Retweets For Absolute Lie About Cholera In Puerto Rico To Attack Trump

His correction several hours later still can’t quite let it go.

“Not certain?” Not certain translates to no evidence of, at all.

And how do we know? Because unlike Paul Krugman, we ask and ascertain facts.

Krugman has not deleted his tweets.

NYT’s Paul Krugman Hyperventilates: America Sliding Into “Fascism” With Trump’s Pardon Of Sheriff Arapio….

Some things never change.

Via NYT:

As sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Joe Arpaio engaged in blatant racial discrimination. His officers systematically targeted Latinos, often arresting them on spurious charges and at least sometimes beating them up when they questioned those charges. Read the report from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and prepare to be horrified.

Once Latinos were arrested, bad things happened to them. Many were sent to Tent City, which Arpaio himself proudly called a “concentration camp,” where they lived under brutal conditions, with temperatures inside the tents sometimes rising to 145 degrees.

And when he received court orders to stop these practices, he simply ignored them, which led to his eventual conviction — after decades in office — for contempt of court. But he had friends in high places, indeed in the highest of places. We now know that Donald Trump tried to get the Justice Department to drop the case against Arpaio, a clear case of attempted obstruction of justice. And when that ploy failed, Trump, who had already suggested that Arpaio was “convicted for doing his job,” pardoned him.

By the way, about “doing his job,” it turns out that Arpaio’s officers were too busy rounding up brown-skinned people and investigating President Barack Obama’s birth certificate to do other things, like investigate cases of sexually abused children. Priorities!

Let’s call things by their proper names here. Arpaio is, of course, a white supremacist. But he’s more than that. There’s a word for political regimes that round up members of minority groups and send them to concentration camps, while rejecting the rule of law: What Arpaio brought to Maricopa, and what the president of the United States has just endorsed, was fascism, American style.

Paul Krugman: Obama Was ‘Remarkably Honest’ About Obamacare

Paul is just a bit delusional…

Via Free Beacon:

Economist Paul Krugman referred to Senate Republicans as “zombies” and asked who had eaten the “Republicans’ brains” in a New York Times op-ed Monday.

Krugman’s piece questioned the Republicans’ state-of-mind when it came to their most recent attempt at health care reform.

“So where did this zombie horde come from? Who ate Republicans’ brains?” Krugman asked. “As many people have pointed out, when it comes to health care Republicans were basically caught in their own web of lies.”

The self-described liberal editorialist went on to discuss what he described as a plethora of Republican lies.

Krugman accused Republicans of being dishonest in their opposition to Obamacare and in their attempts to repeal and replace the health care law. The most recent attempt to repeal the law was ultimately voted against late Thursday night.

He went as far to compare the Republicans’ actions to jihad, saying that the “stark dishonesty of the Republican jihad against Obamacare itself demands an explanation.”

Krugman made it clear that he does not see the “dishonest” actions of Republicans as being usual politics. He commented that while the Democratic Party is not above “cutting a few intellectual corners in pursuit of electoral advantage,” any shortcomings of Democrats do not compare to those of Republicans.

He argued that while the left’s “intellectual and moral collapse” might waiver from true north now and again, the right’s is regularly pointed far from truth. In an effort to make this point, Krugman discussed how former President Barack Obama approached health care.

“[The] Obama administration was, when all is said and done, remarkably clear headed and honest about its policies,” Krugman wrote. “In particular, it was always clear what the ACA was supposed to do and how it was supposed to do it—and it has, for the most part, worked as advertised.”

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Liberal NY Times Columnist Paul Krugman: Trump Might Have Incentive To Allow Another 9/11

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No, not everyone thinks the way you guys do, with doubling dealing cover-ups for everything you do.

Via Free Beacon:

Liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman suggested Friday that President-elect Donald Trump could have an incentive to allow or launch a 9/11-style attack on the United States once in office.

Krugman wrote that President George W. Bush came into office with questions surrounding his legitimacy that were “dispelled” by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Krugman surmised that gave Trump “interesting incentives.”

Like Bush in 2000, Trump won the Electoral College in 2016 but did not win the popular vote. Bush’s popularity soared in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that killed thousands of Americans.

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Paul Krugman Tweets Loony Attack On Trump

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So Paul Krugman calls Trump crazy while pushing that Jim Comey and Vladimir Putin put him in the White House? And people actually go to this guy for advice?

NYT’s Paul Krugman: FBI “Rigged” Election Against Hillary Clinton…

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Cranky Krugman at his best.

Via Washington Examiner:

Liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman accused the FBI and its director, James Comey, of fixing the election in favor of Republican Donald Trump.

In an op-ed published Monday morning, Krugman echoed a familiar line from Trump, who regularly says the election is “rigged” against outsider candidates, but he said it’s Democrat Hillary Clinton who has the disadvantage.

“The election was rigged by James Comey, the director of the F.B.I. His job is to police crime — but instead he used his position to spread innuendo and influence the election,” he wrote. “Was he deliberately putting a thumb on the electoral scales, or was he simply bullied by Republican operatives? It doesn’t matter: He abused his office, shamefully.”

Krugman continued, “The election was also rigged by people within the F.B.I. — people who clearly felt that under Mr. Comey they had a free hand to indulge their political preferences. In the final days of the campaign, pro-Trump agents have clearly been talking nonstop to Republicans like Rudy Giuliani and right-wing media, putting claims and allegations that may or may not have anything to do with reality into the air.”

NY Times Lib Crank Paul Krugman Blames White People’s Inherent Racism For Opposition To Obamacare, Medicare Expansion…

Some things never change.

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Via Salon:

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argued Monday that the opposition of red states like Texas to accepting federal money to fund Medicaid expansion isn’t based, as claimed, on a commitment to smaller government and the superiority of the free market so much as it is the politics of race, and who would receive those funds.

Medicaid expansion, Krugman noted, disproportionately benefits nonwhite Americas, and voters in red states — particular the white ones — “don’t like the idea of helping neighbors who don’t look like them.” Instead, they elect politicians who paper over racism with the thin clapboard “fiscal responsibility” and deny access to healthcare to millions in their states.

NY Times Crank Paul Krugman Dares To “Offer A Harrowing Glimpse” Into What America Would Look Like If Obama Lost…

The horror!

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Pompous NY Times Jackass Paul Krugman: UN Climate Deal Could “Save Civilization”…

One problem, there is no deal.

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Your First Delusional Paul Krugman Post Of 2015: Readers “Have No Idea Which Party I Favor”…

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Oh yeah, we’re all stumped…

Via Newsbusters:

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the hero of liberals everywhere, did a year-end interview posted Monday with Ezra Klein of Vox. Clearly, he must have been in a slyly silly mood as he told Klein that Times readers would have “no idea with party I favor in general elections.”

EZRA KLEIN: What do you think about the argument that’s playing out on the left between the vision of the Democratic Party represented by Hillary Clinton and the vision represented by Elizabeth Warren? Do you think they’re that different?

PAUL KRUGMAN: I would say at this point it looks mostly like symbolism. Among liberals in America, there’s actually fairly widespread dismay over actually what I think of as Clinton-Blairism; the kind of ‘90s liberalism that is not really taking on economic inequality, not really taking on Wall Street. And there’s a sense that Hillary Clinton might be a return to that.

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Top Obama Rumpswab Paul Krugman: “This Is What A Successful Presidency Looks Like”…

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Only if you’re high on LSD.

Via Salon:

From his perch as a New York Times columnist, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has often proven a thorn in President Barack Obama’s left side. So Krugman naturally generated buzz with his new Rolling Stone essay “In Defense of Obama,” a lengthy look at the president’s policy record and legacy.

Krugman’s conclusion? “This is what a successful presidency looks like,” he declares.

Obama may not have delivered every progressive goal, but his track record is nonetheless a solid one, Krugman argues. On health reform, Krugman writes that he and many other liberals would have liked to see a single-payer option, but politically, that “wasn’t on the table.” Despite its shortcomings, the Affordable Care Act has delivered health care to about 10 million new people and, the economist contends, is helping to slow the growth of health costs.

Similarly, Krugman posits that while the administration has avoided the “drastic crackdown on Wall Street abuses” that it should have pursued, the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law is going a long way toward creating a system of oversight and consumer protection. With both financial reform and climate change, he writes, “acknowledging the inadequacy of what has been done doesn’t mean that nothing has been achieved.” On the latter issue, Krugman lauds the administration’s investment in renewable energy, its implementation of enhanced fuel efficiency standards, and EPA climate regulations.

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Paul Krugman Accuses Conservatives Of Being “Cranks” . . . Irony Meter Explodes…

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you, Kranky Kruggers is so painfully self-unaware he is accusing someone other than himself of being a “crank.”

Via Salon:

In his latest column for the New York Times, award-winning economist and influential liberal pundit Paul Krugman uses the latest example of supply-side economics’ failure (this time in Kansas) as a jump-off point to talk about a larger problem: How the wealthy and powerful are able to protect certain ideas from real accountability because they redound to their benefit.

“Yes, the Kansas debacle shows that tax cuts don’t have magical powers, but we already knew that,” Krugman writes. The “important lesson” readers should take away from the example is not that tax cuts are no panacea but about “the enduring power of bad ideas, as long as those ideas serve the interests of the right people.”

Krugman notes that supply-side economics is a useful case-in-point to explain the broader phenomenon, mainly because the theory — at least in its most common, simplistic form — is so foolish that even very conservative economists, like Harvard’s N. Gregory Mankiw, are willing to acknowledge it is the product of “charlatans and cranks.”

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Obama Meeting With Top Media Sycophant Paul Krugman…

Big day for Kranky Kruggers, he gets to meet with his Messiah.

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It’s almost like Obama seeks out terrible advice.

HT: Zeke Miller

FLASHBACK: Paul Krugman Gushes Over The VA’s “Huge Success Story” – “Yes, This Is Socialized Medicine . . . And It Works”…

Kranky Kruggers was wrong? I guess there’s a first for everything.

Via NY Times (November 2011):

American health care is remarkably diverse. In terms of how care is paid for and delivered, many of us effectively live in Canada, some live in Switzerland, some live in Britain, and some live in the unregulated market of conservative dreams. One result of this diversity is that we have plenty of home-grown evidence about what works and what doesn’t.

Naturally, then, politicians — Republicans in particular — are determined to scrap what works and promote what doesn’t. And that brings me to Mitt Romney’s latest really bad idea, unveiled on Veterans Day: to partially privatize the Veterans Health Administration (V.H.A.).

What Mr. Romney and everyone else should know is that the V.H.A. is a huge policy success story, which offers important lessons for future health reform.

Many people still have an image of veterans’ health care based on the terrible state of the system two decades ago. Under the Clinton administration, however, the V.H.A. was overhauled, and achieved a remarkable combination of rising quality and successful cost control. Multiple surveys have found the V.H.A. providing better care than most Americans receive, even as the agency has held cost increases well below those facing Medicare and private insurers. Furthermore, the V.H.A. has led the way in cost-saving innovation, especially the use of electronic medical records.

What’s behind this success? Crucially, the V.H.A. is an integrated system, which provides health care as well as paying for it. So it’s free from the perverse incentives created when doctors and hospitals profit from expensive tests and procedures, whether or not those procedures actually make medical sense. And because V.H.A. patients are in it for the long term, the agency has a stronger incentive to invest in prevention than private insurers, many of whose customers move on after a few years.

And yes, this is “socialized medicine” — although some private systems, like Kaiser Permanente, share many of the V.H.A.’s virtues. But it works — and suggests what it will take to solve the troubles of U.S. health care more broadly.

Yet Mr. Romney believes that giving veterans vouchers to spend on private insurance would somehow yield better results. Why?

Well, Republicans have a thing about vouchers. Earlier this year Representative Paul Ryan famously introduced a plan to convert Medicare into a voucher system; Mr. Romney’s Medicare proposal follows similar lines. The claim, always, is the one Mr. Romney made last week, that “private sector competition” would lower costs.

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