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Paul Krugman is a NY Times columnist, Nobel laureate in economics, and huge whiner about income inequality.

Btw, Krugman is getting $25,000 a month from CUNY (City University of NY) to “play a modest role” in CUNY’s public events.

He will not be required to teach any courses.

Nice money, if you can get it….

(But Slate.com wants you to know that there is nothing hypocritical in Krugman’s screaming about income inequality and his getting paid big bucks for doing…not so much.)

Last week, he shared the stage at CUNY (pronounced “Q-nee”) with Sen. Elizabeth (Fauxcahontas) Warren.

Via Breitbart: Krugman: GOP Wants To Push Us Back To 1894

Paul Krugman, while discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” decision, said the Republican Party’s “real goal is to push us back to 1894.”

“The deep roots of what’s really going on in our political system are much bigger and much scarier,” Krugman said. “Not that long ago when Republicans were riding high, when conservatism was riding really high, Grover Norquist said ‘I don’t want to roll back the New Deal, I want to roll back the Progressive Movement.’ Their real goal is to push us back to 1894, not even to 1924. So these are the stakes. This is really serious stuff.”

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Here is the entire CUNY-TV Special on youtube.

And some highlights…er…Liberal talking points:

30:40 – Warren: “I cannot believe that we are having this debate in 2014” – that it’s ok for some employers to determine which kinds of birth control women can have access to.

32:00 – Krugman: “This is really quite scary….”

32:58 – Warren: Women can get fired from their jobs if they ask how much the man down the hall is getting paid for the same job. And, Republicans are willing to stand up and protect the right of employers to fire women who ask how much the guy down the hall is being paid.

Oh, the horror…

Those Wascally Wepublicans!

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  1. strider says:

    “…serious stuff.” Yeah, sounds just like a Nobel Prize winner.

  2. Maynard says:

    When Krugman’s name pops up in Taranto’s columns, it’s always as “former Enron adviser Paul Krugman”. FWIW, some background:

    In 1999 Krugman was part of an Enron Corporation board that paid him $50,000. That same year, as journalist Andrew Sullivan has reported, Krugman wrote an article praising Enron’s free-wheeling entrepreneurial structure. (Enron would later collapse amid scandal and charges of financial wrongdoing. Thereafter distancing himself from the disgraced company, Krugman in a 2001 column would describe the aforementioned board as “an advisory panel that had no function that I was aware of.”)

  3. Alain41 says:

    The Progressive Era started in 1896. Let’s visit 1894.

    Grover Cleveland, Democrat, was President, his 2nd term, non-consecutive. Wikip: …for political reform and fiscal conservatism made him an icon for American conservatives of the era. Cleveland won praise for his honesty, self-reliance, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism….disaster hit the nation when the Panic of 1893 produced a severe national depression, which Cleveland was unable to reverse. It ruined his Democratic Party, opening the way for a Republican landslide in 1894…

    So a depression, which Cleveland was not responsible for causing but could not reverse, resulted in an 1894 Republican landslide because voters wanted economic prosperity. Seems to me that we’re in a depression now that Obama has not been able to reverse. In addition, Obama caused much of the pain and from his Progressivism. Therefore, 2014 may be a significant Republican year. That isn’t the GOP taking voters back, that’s the voters doing the same thing because of similar circumstances. If Krugman didn’t want an anti-Democrat vote in 2014, maybe the Nobel Prize winning economist should have been yelling for the Democrats to pass a budget since 2006.

    Wikip: Biographer Allan Nevins wrote: “in Grover Cleveland the greatness lies in typical rather than unusual qualities. He had no endowments that thousands of men do not have. He possessed honesty, courage, firmness, independence, and common sense. But he possessed them to a degree other men do not.”

  4. Teri says:

    As relevant as…hmmm? p.s. buy a suit that fits for goodness sake Paul.

  5. Charles_PA says:

    This guy always reminds me of the the danger of experts talking about topics outside their field of study. Lawyers talking about medicine = trouble. Physicians talking about physics = trouble. Physicists talking about politics = trouble. Etc, etc, etc…

  6. LJZumpano says:

    hmmm, sounds like CUNY is desperate to keep him from teaching! Oh well, guess everyone has their price.

  7. Alain41 says:

    Here’s what I consider a dumb GOP strategy that can give an opportunity to Obama (& Krugman) to say that the GOP wants to go back to the bad ole days. GOP rep. is introducing bill that will allow insurers to charge more for preexisting conditions and for when there are more women enrolled than men. You can make a case for both those positions, but politically, it just seems like GOP trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory again. Even if bill passes, Obama can veto it, saying GOP doesn’t want to help preexisting condition people, and war on women. This is why GOP shouldn’t try to pass little bills amending Ocare, just kill it.


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