Saturday, March 27, 2010
This would explain a lot. The columns that appear under Krugman's name really are so appallingly dumb it is hard to believe that somebody as smart as he must be actually wrote them. It would be fully consistent with the whole uber-academoid ethic to just let some flunky write them, take a quick glance at them, and sign off. They do follow in lock-step the leftish talking points of the moment and tend to be devoid of insight and creativity, which is consistent with someone having been hired to imitate him. Or maybe that's just the way he is.