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Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman Quotes

Quotes by and about Paul Krugman

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Krugman: "We all want power."

Krugman: "'Shrill' is everybody's favorite word for me."

C.T. Castro: "[He is known for] his wincing, sour personal attacks, attacking both the theory and the theorist."

John H. Cochrane: "Most of [what Krugman writes] is just a calumnious personal attack on an ever-growing enemies list."

John H. Cochrane: "Krugman wants people to swallow his arguments whole from his authority, without demanding logic, or evidence."

John H. Cochrane: "Krugman isn't trying to be an economist [anymore]. He is trying to be a partisan, political opinion writer. ... Krugman wants to be the Rush Limbaugh of the Left."

Marvin Richardson: "When confronted with the argument that his enticement to increase military spending might lead to more wars, Krugman responded: 'Economics is not a morality play.'"

Steven Pressman: "As a boy Krugman read Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' trilogy and became obsessed with ... [using] mathematics to predict human history thousands of years into the future."

Alan O'Connor: "Economists bemoan the opportunity cost of having Krugman do popular economics."