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Paul Krugman Blasts Our Response to Virus as ‘Worst in the World,’ But He Proves Again His Talent for Always Being Wrong

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Paul Krugman Blasts Our Response to Virus as 'Worst in the World,' But He Proves Again His Talent for Always Being Wrong

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman speaks during a press conference at the World Capital Markets Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. Aggressive stimulus spending by governments helped the world avoid a second Great Depression but full economic recovery will take two years or more, Krugman said Monday. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

At a time of a pandemic, with a lot of things feeling kind of up in the air and not really knowing how things might shake out, it’s good to know that there are certain principles of life that we can always fall back on.

One of the most basic is that Paul Krugman is always wrong.

So when he says worry, take cheer, dear readers, because that means recovery must be on the horizon.

Here he is being wrong, once again, claiming our response is the worst in the world, because Orange Man Bad.

Of course, it’s also because we’re just the worst in general, according to Krugman.

Imagine having such a twisted view of America, which has alway been a beacon of exceptionalism to the rest of the world, but not to this character?

First of course, what is he missing? That we have greater population than most of the countries in question, except China, whose figures can’t be believed and are doubtless far more than ours in terms of cases and already are in terms of deaths. But that would require honesty on the part of Krugman to acknowledge that.

Second, we aren’t anywhere close to the worst in deaths, we are actually far below many of the others in terms of deaths and have one of the lower mortality rates, closer to South Korea. Italy has been around 10 percent, whereas we are at 1.6 percent.

Third, does the economist even understand per capita? Why does this need to be explained? We are at 6.3 per million, again lower than many of the other countries in deaths per million.

Facts and stats. Probably not things economists actually traffic in, right?

But once again it isn’t about reality at this point, it’s always and only about how he can argue Orange Man Bad.



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