27 Jan 2012

Irony Alert

Humor, Krugman 29 Comments

I was reading my favorite Keynesian’s blog today, and happened to glance at the right side, where it has links to his actual NYT columns. Here were the blurbs for his second- and third-most recent ones:

Taxes at the Top
As Mitt Romney dances around calls for him to release his tax returns, a question about U.S. tax policy comes up: Why do the rich bear a startlingly light tax burden?

How Fares the Dream?
Martin Luther King would see a nation that judges people by the size of their paychecks.

29 Responses to “Irony Alert”

  1. RG says:

    I’m sure he can find a metric that will disprove the hypocracy.

    Of all his hypocracy, his beard is the most evident. Think of all the jobs he’s killing by saving that hair on his face!

    • kavram says:

      combine him with Reich and Bernanke and you have a shaving glut that threatens the global financial system!!

      Seriously, is there some unwritten rule that any economist who works or campaigns for the Fed has to grow out their beard?

    • MamMoTh says:

      hypocracy? that was funny

      • Yancey Ward says:

        It was almost as funny as capitalizing.

        • MamMoTh says:

          no, not that funny

          • Major_Freedom says:

            Yes, it was even more funny.

            • MamMoTh says:

              no way.

              humour and economics are definetely not your thing.

              • Richie says:

                Maybe he should take up plagiarizing.

              • MamMoTh says:

                anything would be better than his failed attempts at economics and humour.

                you should take up plagiarizing as well. there is no merit in trying to be an original idiot.

              • Anonymous says:

                There is definitely no merit in being an unoriginal plagiarizing idiot.

              • Major_Freedom says:

                Then why am I laughing at you and why do I know more economics than you?

  2. Watoosh says:

    The solution to this riddle seems thus: Krugs isn’t judging Romney personally, but evaluating the low tax rate as a public policy problem; just like one can say that an elderly driver losing her vision is a hazard on the road without stripping her value as a human being, Krugman can say that an ill-taxed Mitt is a matter of national economic security.

  3. Daniel Kuehn says:

    I thought I was your favorite Keynesian!

    • Bob Murphy says:

      I thought you weren’t a Keynesian! You’re a free-market economist, and that excludes Keynesian in my book. 🙂

      • Mattheus von Guttenberg says:


  4. UnlearningEcon says:

    I think you have a Krugman addiction problem. Have you considered a week long rehab?

  5. Bob Murphy says:

    Unlearning, have you seen my paper on Hayek vs. Sraffa? It was the craziest thing… David Glasner at his blog kept telling me Hayek was right, and I kept telling him no, Sraffa was. It was like the Star Trek when Kirk turned evil.

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