Friday, March 20, 2009

Battle of the Titans

Paul Krugman has a blog today concerning an op ed piece by Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy in Financial Times. Becker and Murphy criticize the ability of governments to effectively generate better economic outcomes than capitalism. Krugman argues that conservatives have a bullet-proof argument against government especially when the most recent conservative government was inept.

Krugman has become so politicized that he cannot recognize an argument that isn't as political as his writings. Evidently, he also cannot distinguish among different types of "conservatives", i.e., libertarians who consistently advocate a limited role for government, and some conservatives who promote more government but in different roles than liberals such as Krugman advocate.

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