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The Paul Krugman Beat-Down- Part Five

In an historic dismantling, Economic Historian Niall Ferguson exposes once and for all the truth of progressive economist, Paul Krugman. We thought we’d share this dismemberment of the leading progressive voice of statist economics with our readers, one lovely part at a time. Sadly, this is the final installment of Krugman’s destruction at the hands of Niall Ferguson

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The Paul Krugman Beat-Down- Part Four

The Huffington Post reports, after the fact, that Paul Krugman Says He’s Not Responding to Niall Ferguson (But Kind of Does). Krugman’s plovers, of course, have recourse to their pathetic, characteristic, tactic in defense of their idol: snark. “Business Insider’s Josh Barro probably offers the best take because it includes a Lindsay Lohan reference: ‘Niall Ferguson will teach us the importance of humility! Presumably in the same manner that Lindsay Lohan can teach us the importance of sobriety.’”

A fish, indeed, rots from the head.

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The Paul Krugman Beat-Down- Part Three

For too long, Paul Krugman has exploited his authority as an award-winning economist and his power as a New York Times columnist to heap opprobrium on anyone who ventures to disagree with him. Along the way, he has acquired a claque of like-minded bloggers who play a sinister game of tag with him, endorsing his attacks and adding vitriol of their own. I would like to name and shame in this context Dean Baker, Josh Barro, Brad DeLong, Matthew O’Brien, Noah Smith, Matthew Yglesias and Justin Wolfers. Krugman and his acolytes evidently relish the viciousness of their attacks, priding themselves on the crassness of their language.

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The Paul Krugman Beat-Down- Part Two

The most that we can do in this unpredictable world is read as widely and deeply as we can, think seriously, and then exchange ideas in a humble and respectful manner. Nobody ever seems to have explained this to Paul Krugman. There is a reason that his hero John Maynard Keynes did not go around calling his great rival Friedrich Hayek a “mendacious idiot” or a “dope”.

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The Paul Krugman Beat-Down- Part One

In an historic dismantling, Economic Historian Niall Ferguson exposes once and for all the truth of progressive economist, Paul Krugman. We thought we’d share this dismemberment of the leading progressive voice of statist economics with our readers, one lovely part at a time. So keep watching- we will be exposing Krugman’s destruction at the hands of Niall Ferguson over the next few days.

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