Ep. 66 Krugman’s a Little Late to Be Worrying About the Republic: His Analogies with the Ancient World Are Lame

23 December 2016     |     Tom Woods     |     10

So Paul Krugman is suddenly shedding tears over the fate of the republic. Of course, he cheered every step that brought us here.

Krugman Column

How Republics End” (December 19, 2016)

Article Mentioned

Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will,” by By Jo Becker and Scott Shane

Book Mentioned

Garet Garrett, Ex America (contains the essay “The Revolution Was”)

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  • Slabby Rollerhead

    Krugman knows exactly zero ancient history, so he can’t draw parallels.

  • Slabby Rollerhead

    He might have…?

  • Slabby Rollerhead

    Just schedule the next cruise already!

  • http://www.jesus-on-taxes.com/ Ned Netterville

    I wonder if it is worth your while to contra Krugman. What I mean is he has lost all credibility as an economist, been fully outed as a shill for Hill, and the only people who pay him any heed are folks (progressives, one and all) who have never known a government spending program they didn’t embrace, whether because it will provide them with a lick of the honey, or allow them to demonstrate their deep concern for the less fortunate among us and ready willingness ot alleviate the plight of the poor with Other People’s Money, who will never be persuaded to look at themselves I know Krugman makes an easy target and a compelling Keynesian foil, but I question whether he is worth the time and ink you give him?

  • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

    The American Republic was lost when the Progressives scored their superfecta of the 16th (income tax), 17th (popular election of Senators over state legislatures), 18th (alcohol prohibition), and the 19th (woman’s suffrage) Amendments to the Constitution.

    If you object to me including the 19th Amendment, consider that men are huge net tax payers while women are huge net tax recipients. Husbands/Fathers have been thrown overboard in favor of alimony and welfare payments. Continuously raising levels of children being raised without fathers in the home is a feature of this system and not a flaw!

    • Jeff

      The whiney guy arguments. Men have not been thrown overboard.

      • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

        Men have not been thrown overboard.

        Really?! Consider Dr. Helen Smith’s New Book, “Men On Strike…” (15:38 minutes).

        Under ‘No fault divorce’ some 70% of divorces are ending marriages when woman initiate divorce procedures for seemingly no more reason than “I’m bored”. There is no way for men to protect themselves from such legal liability. Family courts routinely invalidate pre-nuptial agreements.

  • World Peace Now

    It took millions of dollars to turn Hitler into a four letter word.
    Here is the rebuttal:
    http://thegreateststorynevertold.tv/

  • Luke Perkins

    Here’s The Revolution Was on Mises.org

    https://mises.org/library/revolution-was

  • SteveVictor1

    Tom’s baseball analogy happened in 1960, as the ’60 Yankees lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates while scoring more than twice as many runs. The Yanks won three blowout games (16–3, 10–0, and 12–0), while the Pirates won four close games (6–4, 3–2, 5–2, and 10–9).