Hi! From Another Universe
Previously, I had noted that to disagree with Paul Krugman meant that you could no longer be grounded in fact and reason. Turns out, it gets even worse than that. Today’s op-ed makes it perfectly clear: if you disagree with Paul Krugman, not only are you not inhabiting the same planet as Krugman, you’re not even inhabiting the same universe!
…Today, Democrats and Republicans live in different universes, both intellectually and morally…
I’m taking Krugman to use the word “Republican” as a proxy for “people I disagree with”. So, I’d like to be the first person ever to say hi to everyone from a parallel universe! But wait, the story gets deeper!
Maybe Paul Krugman does simply mean a narrow band of Republicans, with which I’m often in disagreement. The attacks in the article are pretty clear-cut at certain Republican beliefs — however, I don’t think unemployment insurance stimulates the economy or reduces unemployment (especially at the level of 100,000 people)…but I’m not against it. I’m also not the biggest fan of the estate tax.
So it’s hard to be sure if I’m actually the inter-dimensional super-being that Krugman makes me out to be…
Economists Living in a Different Universe