Krugman Closes His Eyes

Paul Krugman doesn’t read anything on the “right”:

Some have asked if there aren’t conservative sites I read regularly. Well, no. I will read anything I’ve been informed about that’s either interesting or revealing; but I don’t know of any economics or politics sites on that side that regularly provide analysis or information I need to take seriously. I know we’re supposed to pretend that both sides always have a point; but the truth is that most of the time they don’t. The parties are not equally irresponsible; Rachel Maddow isn’t Glenn Beck; and a conservative blog, almost by definition, is a blog written by someone who chooses not to notice that asymmetry. And life is short …

Tim Haab comments:

Krugman is an economist. And a good one at that. But he is also staunchly and defensively liberal (shocking revelation huh?). In passages like the one quoted above, he all but admits that he is unwilling to consider the economic arguments of self-proclaimed conservatives. Presumably because he feels that their politics have clouded their economic analysis. Why, then, should anyone not presume the same about his economics?

I read lots of stuff on the Left, including Same Facts, Crooked Timber, Kevin Drum, and lots of left-leaning law and environmental blogs. But I rarely read Krugman, and this is a good reason to keep it that way.

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