One of the things that most amused me about the recent MMT flare-up was that to blow me up, they cited the identity of my boss at IER, and then simply quoted from my article.
So, since I’m rushed for time this morning, I’ll do the same with Krugman. Those who share my worldview don’t need me to spell out why the following is rather ironic and humorous:
Rick Perlstein sends me to Sam Husseini asking Paul Ryan why, if he’s so concerned with government spending on health care, he doesn’t support single-payer. Ryan’s response is pure gobbledygook: he never answers the question, cites irrelevant facts (Medicare costs are rising! But what about private insurance, which is rising even faster?), and in general stonewalls and runs out the clock.
This is not a serious person, even if he’s a Serious Person.
Argh I can’t help it, I have to offer some analysis:
By the same token, Ron Paul doesn’t explain why, if he’s so concerned with troop levels in Afghanistan, he doesn’t support nuking Kabul. And he calls himself antiwar.
OOPS that first analogy actually made too much sense. Let me try again, to more accurately mirror Krugman’s post:
By the same token, Ron Paul doesn’t explain why, if he’s so concerned with blowback from our aggressive foreign policy, he doesn’t support nuking Kabul. And he calls himself antiwar.