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Sunday, July 8, 2018

FAIR IS FAIR


I have had my fun with establishment American economists, likening them to denizens of Plato’s Cave, building brilliant careers on guessing at the succession of images flickering on the cave wall.  Still and all, fair is fair, and though they are biologically incapable of forming the words “Karl Marx,” the best of them really are good at predicting shadows.  So this morning, I shall tip my hat to Paul Krugman, shadow guesser supreme, who in this Op Ed column does a nice job of anatomizing the self-destructive inanity of Trump’s trade wars.

2 comments:

Jerry Fresia said...

Do you follow Dean Baker? I don't know if he, as co-founder with Mark Weisbrot, of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), is considered establishment, but I think he is very good. But now I'm curious; I will have to google his name and that of Marx and see what comes up.

s. wallerstein said...

It is incredible that someone as bright and as learned as Krugman has never bothered to read Marx seriously. I bet that Keynes read Marx with attention. That's the difference between a true public intellectual, Keynes, and a very bright technocrat, Krugman.