Vem gillar Nobelpristagaren i ekonomi?

USAval.se kollar snabbt igenom var Nobelpristagaren i ekonomi, Paul Krugman, tycker om presidentkandidaterna. Han har varit en stark kritiker till George Bush så jag tänkte att han nog därmed inte heller är något större fan till John McCain. Det stämde. Om McCain skrev han i NY Times för någon vecka sedan:

"Take, for example, John McCain’s admission that economics isn’t his thing. “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,” he says. “I’ve got Greenspan’s book.”

His self-deprecating humor is attractive, as always. But shouldn’t we worry about a candidate who’s so out of touch that he regards Mr. Bubble, the man who refused to regulate subprime lending and assured us that there was at most some “froth” in the housing market, as a source of sage advice?"

Men inte verkar han gilla så där värst mycket heller:

"The Obama campaign’s initial response to the latest wave of bad economic news was, I’m sorry to say, disreputable: Mr. Obama’s top economic adviser claimed that the long-term tax-cut plan the candidate announced months ago is just what we need to keep the slump from “morphing into a drastic decline in consumer spending.” Hmm: claiming that the candidate is all-seeing, and that a tax cut originally proposed for other reasons is also a recession-fighting measure — doesn’t that sound familiar?"

Däremot gillar han tydligen Hillary Clinton:

"And you have to say that Mrs. Clinton seems comfortable with and knowledgeable about economic policy. I’m sure the Hillary-haters will find some reason that’s a bad thing, but there’s something to be said for presidents who know what they’re talking about."

Allt ovanstående, som sagt, plankat från USAval.se.

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