Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Not all progressives have lost their minds

Paul Krugman is eminently sensible here. The comments below are priceless. Even though I think Krugman often gets it wrong when he wades into politics, I agree with most all of what he says here, and it's quite amazing to see "progressives" dismiss what he has to say wholesale while admitting they don't know as much about the issue as he does, just as they are dismissing pretty much everyone else whose job involves policy analysis for the left. I guess they just want to be angry.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.