Comment: I love that he tried to bring up Paul Krugman

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I love that he tried to bring up Paul Krugman

I love that he tried to bring up Paul Krugman, as if he were some kind of untouchable messiah of economic theory. As a professor, he survives intellectually off the prestige that title bestows, yet when confronted, his ideas simply don't hold water, just like Paul Krugman's.

Prestige is something bestowed onto somebody from those in power and should never be mistaken for respect or something worthy of respect. It's akin to celebrity.

Your opinion doesn't matter because you don't have any prestigious awards, so he (and Paul Krugman) win the debate without needing to defend their broken ideas. It's way to maintain control over people by making them feel like something less, that they can never win, that they're outmatched, yet pull back the curtain, and you'll always find the same kind of covetous self serving liars.

I distance myself from anybody handing out prestige. Respect works itself out.