Ed Driscoll

Helicopter Journalism

Or, two Krugmans in one!

“My point, then, is that this claim — and the lionization of high earners as people who make a vast contribution to society — is not, in fact, something that comes out of the free-market economic principles these people claim to believe in. Even if you believe that the top 1% or better yet the top 0.1% are actually earning the money they make, what they contribute is what they get, and they deserve no special solicitude.”

Paul Krugman, November 22nd.

“What? You’re driving me back to the airport in Sao Paulo, in all that traffic? Don’t I rate a helicopter?”

Paul Krugman, September 20th, 2010.