November 22, 2003

Krugman Watch Gerard Baker has

Krugman Watch

Gerard Baker has something of a quasi-fisking of Krugman's book over at the FT's weekend magazine. It ain't pretty.

And it's so much less breathless than this earlier NYRB review of the book.

Who knows? Maybe the jacket cover of the U.K. edition scared Baker a bit? (Hat tip: Andrew)

Baker:

"At this point Krugman, the expert economist, leaves Rubin in the dust and drives his case on into emotive and rather solitary territory. The Bush team's manipulation of economic policy is not just cynical populism, but is of a piece, he says, with its cynical manipulation of national security policy. A hard-right cabal has taken over the reins of the US government, committed to diminishing radically the power of the federal government through endless tax cuts and fiscal crises at home and endless wars and military crises overseas.

Most reasonable observers might think this goes too far. Surely Democrats have supported the administration's foreign policies in Afghanistan and Iraq? Surely independent observers can draw a contrast between Bush's economics and his national security strategy?"

Indeed.

Posted by Gregory at November 22, 2003 03:11 PM
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