Everyone Remain Cool…

June 14th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

While I have not verifed this report, a commenter writes that both Paul Krugman and Dean Baker are away from their blogposts, presumably on vacation.  My understanding was that in the interest of progressive political economy and protecting what gains we have made, they were not allowed to be away at the same time.

Ezra…DeLong…Yglesias…please maintain your positions and call headquarters forthwith!!   Secret code: senyeK.

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5 comments in reply to "Everyone Remain Cool…"

  1. John says:

    I saw the article on the same day Krugman said he’d be away, titled “Krugman: the Prophet of Socialism” and I thought, it’s on now… In his grace, Prof. Krugman hasn’t yet responded, that I’ve seen.

    I didn’t read all of it. Obviously a hit job. But it speaks to my long-standing point, as a socialist: the longer the left leaves the label “socialist” undefended – or attack it themselves like Delong does – the easier such hit pieces are to write. To claim not to be a socialist just sounds like a conspiratorial lie that causes snickers and giggles on the right.

    If I were asked to offer a simplest defense, it would be that Jesus was a socialist. It seems to have caught on. I feel vindicated… Now if I can just get you “left-leaning economists” to take it to heart and stop running from it, … One of those counterfactuals you talk about, I suppose.

  2. Ken Houghton says:

    If that’s the second team, the Liberals are really and truly…

  3. fausto412 says:

    nope…pk is not silent. thank god!

  4. Kevin Rica says:

    Obama and the liberal dems need to stop worrying about what they are saying and start worrying about why what they have done has been so ineffective.

    If the stimulus had created 4 million jobs, people might want more stimulus. But the public is more empiricist then the leadership of the modern Democratic Party. Seeing is believing and the public does not believe there is anything to see.

    There is no Plan B (from outer space or anywhere else).

    They need a de novo review of what is wrong and then decide to do something different.

    • Michael says:

      There is one thing you’re right about — the Obama Team definitely never has a Plan B. A lot of people said that the stimulus was too small; why was there not a Plan B if they turned out to be right?