From Benjamin Powell of the Independent Institute writing in the Huffington Post:
“Paul Krugman’s recent call to raise the minimum wage is consistent with much of his liberal political writing over the…”
I have been aware of the disjunction for a long time between Krugman the wild man who is dying to be invited to the cocktail parties of rich, famous, half-literate New Yorkers and Krugman the rationalist and very clear teacher. To this days, some of his writings provide central references for me. I wish I had done what Powell did.
The double personality displayed by Krugman, no doubt a very intelligent man, brings support to the idea that liberalism is a sort of social illness, or maybe a disease of immaturity, like acne. (h/t Patrick T. Peterson)