Monday, January 28, 2013

Quote of the Day: The GOP's 'Intellectual Bubble'

"I think it’s important to understand the extent to which leading Republicans live in an intellectual bubble. They get their news from Fox and other captive media, they get their policy analysis from billionaire-financed right-wing think tanks, and they’re often blissfully unaware both of contrary evidence and of how their positions sound to outsiders."

--Paul Krugman in today's NYTimes


  1. Dan, I'd hope you wouldn't become a conduit through which the propaganda of partisan duplicity is further spread. Popular consent based on choosing between either Big Business (GOP) or Big Government (Democrats) isn't a democracy.

    The political economy Mr. Krugman advocates is a disastrous sham. Here's a URL for a reasonably balanced article entitled, "It's the New Economy, Stupid" published at The Nation:

  2. "Conduit through which partisan duplicity is spread"? Indeed. So the millions of people who think Krugman is a visionary are all wrong? Probably not.