Paul Krugman says Dan Mitchell is not partaking in any kind of intelligent, or remotely honest, discussion

Posted on

Paul Krugman is a man I admire.

Dan Mitchell isn’t.

I’ve never met Krugman. I have met Mitchell and let’s be as polite as I can: he’s utterly disingenuous, in my opinion.

It was good to see Krugman agrees with me in his latest column in the New York Times. As he said of Mitchell:

Via Ezra Klein, I see that the latest thing on the right is to compare the economic recovery from the 1981-2 recession with our current state and claim that it proves the superiority of conservative economic policies.

This shows why I can’t maintain the pretense that we’re having any kind of intelligent, or remotely honest, discussion.

He was, of course, referring to Mitchell when he said that.

And as he concluded:

Is Dan Mitchell unaware of all that? My guess is not ‚Äî he knows, but he hopes you don’t. There’s a lot of that going around.

That’s about as close as he can get to saying he thinks Mitchell isn’t telling the truth as I suspect he can go. It’s close enough.