A Tech-Econ Mashup with a Libertarian Flavor

It Would Be Easy to Complain About Paul Krugman

…and his 2008 Nobel Prize. However, I don’t think that politics == academic merit.

But since economics and politics go hand-in-hand (/sigh), and because I’m sticking to a “bright side of life” theme today, recall Bryan Caplan’s MR post where he pointed out that “The world’s most famous left-wing economist. . . publicly and articulately advocates free trade without hemming or hawing.”

That’s a pretty important silver lining, don’tcha think?


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2 Responses

  1. Daniel Robinson says:

    I like Krugman a lot, actually. Maybe it’s because I’ve read and love his free trade and sweatshop pieces and don’t regularly read his column, but I think he’s wrong on the facts less often than people accuse him of. It really is about differing values.

  2. Libby says:

    I agree, Dan. I’d be loathe to shred Krugman because of his ideology, while ignoring the important contribution he’s made to economics, all because of what ultimately is a philosophical value. Liberty is important, but so is knowledge and truth!

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