Look: I am eager to learn stuff I don't know--which requires actively courting and posting smart disagreement.

But as you will understand, I don't like to post things that mischaracterize and are aimed to mislead.

-- Brad Delong

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Policy Matters - or - How Reagan Stifled the U.S. Economy

Krugman posts this graph here and again here with some lucid explanation.   They are must-reads.

Go.  Read them. Both of them. Now.


BadTux said...

There you go with those silly "fact" things. Silly Jazz, facts don't matter, only unicorns do! Pink unicorns, grazing on cotton candy trees in the imaginary universe that right-wing ideologues have invented out of whole cloth much like the Marxist-Leninists' "workers paradise" universe... that's what matters, not silly things like "fact" and "truth"!

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

BadTux said...

PS: I note that your favorite right-wing troll doesn't seem to come around anymore. What happened, all these fact thingies kept getting him down?

Jazzbumpa said...

I actually don't have a right wing troll. If you're speaking of J, he did stop by recently.

He is definitely not a right winger. I gather he thinks you're a right winger.

Basic failure to communicate due, I believe, to a fundamental personality conflict. These things happen sometimes.

Been there - done that.

Somebody did argue with me about one of the details of my Ron Paul post a while back. But I drowned him with facts, and he went away.