Friday, September 25, 2015

Paul Krugman Pushes Poorly Reasoned Narratives

One positive about Paul Krugman is that Krugman is better at economics than most Republicans and Libertarians.

But Krugman's multicultural and political views are atrocious. Krugman repeats ruling class dogma without the slightest bit of evidence.

A paragraph from his recent blog post:
People are people [circular]. They can achieve great things, or do terrible things, under lots of religious umbrellas [irrelevant]. (An Israeli once joked to me, “Judaism has rarely been a religion of oppression. [false claim] Why? Lack of opportunity [false claim].”) It’s ignorant [ad hominem] and ahistorical [ad hominem] to claim unique virtue or unique sin for any one set of beliefs [false and self-contradictory].
I won't paste the rest of his post and Krugman's other multicultural assertions for copyright reasons, but they are also riddled with fallacious claims and no good points. (If multiculturalists are so confident their conclusions are true, why the constant resort to rhetoric dirty tricks?)

Like our other rulers, Krugman operates as if incessantly repeating evidence free narratives makes the narratives true. Or will at least fool most of the people most of the time.

Another Krugman post features breathtaking self-contradictions: "The point is that at no point, as far as I know, have I relied on personal attacks as a substitute for substantive argument." (The post contains at least ten ad hominem attacks by Krugman.)

Yes, this is the same Paul Krugman who regularly calls whites slurs such as "crazies" and demonizes fact facers' beliefs, whether the fact facers be ethnoracial realists or modern monetary theorists. Krugman even slurs fellow Democrats as as "policy entrepreneurs" for failing to support the crypto totalitarianism of third wayism.

Krugman continues to push the virtues of the Third Way branch of the Democratic Party despite the fact that when Third Way Democrats controlled Congress and the White House in 2009 and 2010, they governed as if they were honorary members of the Bush family--ignoring financial crimes, bailing out the rich, promoting austerity, escalating the disaster in Afghanistan, etc. Contemporary Third Way Democrats make noise about reforming for the people only when reforms have little chance of occurring.

Despite viewing himself as an expert on evolutionary biology, Krugman's writings contain no evidence about human biodiversity.

Nevertheless, Krugman regularly scolds those who don't face facts (except himself, of course).