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The Ultimate Krugman Take-Down - Zerohedge

For 15 minutes of both education and entertainment - this is as good as it gets...

Starting from around 35:00 the Spanish professor praises and criticizes in a thoughtful and gentle tone
At around 39:00, he addresses the demand-side description of the world
Krugman's less-than-happy response (which sparks quite a rowdy argument) begins around 48:20


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SteveMT's picture

Big bump: This guy is tremendous!

He sounds like an Austrian. Krugman behaves like the Keynesian ass that he is!


Really interesting debate. Long-term Krugman's Keynesianism will fail and many will suffer for it. We are just starting to see the beginning of the failure of his policies as the debt bubble continues to expand across the globe.

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Good practice for my Spanish ear :-)

I have an young Ecuadorian friend who studied in France for a year. He had had 15 years of French in school so I figured the language change (from Spanish) would be inconsequential. However I noticed a curious thing: his English improved markedly during this time. I asked him about this and he said all his papers were required to be written in English. I wonder if the same might be true in Spanish universities. There seemed to be a facile switching between Spanish and English at this event re Krugman's book.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Krugman's credibility is

Krugman's credibility is quickly eroding as you can hear the fear in his voice.

Edit: His credibility is non-existent, actually.



Which one plays the submissive, now that would be the question!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

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Krugman looked like a deer in the headlights

all this talk about spending and saving must be really ticking him off. Hasn't he already won the argument? Isn't it spending that saves economies... oh wait why are we in this depression again?

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That was fantastic, thanks

I posted the video edited down to the juicy bits over at iroots.org

Link: http://iroots.org/2012/07/10/paul-krugmans-spanish-spanking-...

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Krugman got stomped

Schwartz vs. Krugman was like The Hulk vs. Loki:


Thanks for sharing!

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Blasphemy!This was the


This was the ultimate Krugman take down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEmKIRqz9AI

But the zerohedge one was decent, especially considering English isn't even Pedro Schwartz's primary language...


is so smart he's stoopid