How to debate Paul Krugman

Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman debate

Paul Krugman is the high priest of Keynesianism and modern interventionism, of economic improvement through inflation and budget deficits. As such he is bête noir among us libertarians and Austrian School economists. What makes him so annoying is his unquestioning, reflexive and almost childlike enthusiasm for state intervention, even in the face of its obvious failure, and his apparent unwillingness to probe any deeper into the real causes of our present economic problems or to show any willingness to investigate the … [Read more...]

Christina’s toxic cookbook

Picture of Christina Romer

 Keynesian and other mainstream economists cannot explain the present crisis. That doesn't seem to bother them. All they can offer is a description of symptoms, such as with their favourite phrase of lack of 'aggregate demand', which, if you think about it, doesn't really explain anything. How come demand dropped? Why did it drop now and not at any other time? Whose demand dropped? (Hint: mine didn't.) "Sigmund Freud meets Dr. Ruth" But hey, when faced with a lack of proper economic explanations, you can always fall back … [Read more...]