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Krugman is overrated

por Samuel de Paiva Pires, em 13.08.12

 

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John Phelan, na Standpoint:

 

«When Friedrich von Hayek became a Nobel Laureate in economics in 1974 he said: "The Nobel Prize confers on an individual an authority which in economics no man ought to possess." The truth of this is demonstrated daily by the case of Paul Krugman.

 

Krugman and his supporters whip out his Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences like a Top Trump of Diego Maradona. It is awarded annually — so why the special fuss about a prize Krugman won four years ago? His Nobel is being used to intimidate opponents. Any opposition to Krugman with his Nobel Prize is opposition to science itself.

 

Why Krugman generates so much opposition isn't hard to fathom. From his perch in the New York Times he says one ridiculous thing after another. (...)

 

As for that Nobel Prize, Paul Krugman won it for his work on international trade patterns, not his crackpot Keynesianism. Sir Paul McCartney won an Ivor Novello award for writing "Yesterday". That doesn't mean sentimental schlock like "Mull of Kintyre" is worth listening to.»

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De Octávio dos Santos a 14.08.2012 às 00:40

Discordo: «Mull of Kintyre» é uma bela canção!


Mas concordo que Paul Krugman é um imbecil...
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De Vespa a 14.08.2012 às 19:31


Well moors are overrated too. At least in Portugal.

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