Why Does Paul Krugman Still Have a Job at the New York Times?

It is a mystery. Intemperate language and pure ignorance are not exactly the ingredients for a persuasive and intelligent column on policy issues–or any other issues, for that matter–but increasingly, Krugman’s columns feature little else. Maybe the next time the New York Times wants to put out an editorial about legal issues, they will ask an actual lawyer–or someone who plays the role of a lawyer more convincingly than Krugman does–to do the writing. If it does so, the paper will be less likely to embarrass itself.


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