"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Ugly Truth About Paul Krugman

So the Nobel laureate opines today thusly:
Consider what Greece would get if it simply stopped paying any interest or principal on its debt. All it would have to do then is run a zero primary deficit — taking in as much in taxes as it spends on things other than interest on its debt. But here’s the thing: Greece is currently running a huge primary deficit — 8.5 percent of GDP in 2009. So even a complete debt default wouldn’t save Greece from the necessity of savage fiscal austerity.
An astute blogger shoots back:

Mr. Krugman your world view is full of debt slavery.

Greece should leave the tyrannical European Union and then if it wishes can devalue their currency but not too much.
I respond:

Precisely correct on Krugman's worldview. When he utters "the necessity of savage fiscal austerity," you can almost imagine the fangs emerging from his dracula-like bloodlust. This is the type of mentality which is caused by the ideology of monetarism, i.e. the worship of money as an end unto itself. Thanks for being so forthright as to exhibit your true inner self Mr. Krugman. Bravo.

P.S.  The NY Slimes hasn't seen fit to post my remarks on the venereal pages. I can only take this to understand that I must have violated their abuse policy. Perhaps I was too hard on Count Dracula...

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