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Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2013 - 11:29am PT
rong
how much money have we given the Syrian rebels??

How many are dead now?
more than 4?
STFU
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:33am PT
[...]his major macroeconomic predictions have been wrong in both direction and magnitude.

If something is "wrong" in both direction and magnitude, it is not as bad as being wrong in direction alone!

I'm not sure Krugman's record of predictions is any better than any other economist, but I'm also not sure anybody has a consistent track record of being right most of the time. The global economy is just too big a system to model reliably.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:33am PT
sorry you dont like hearing how obama is doing the very same as all his predecessors.

We haven had an approved budget in years. And the smoke and mirror show about sequestrations are hilarious. Did Mrs obama give up any of her small army of assistants? Has congress turned in any of those new gulfstream jets?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Ron..Are you still sleddzing around the planet..?
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:38am PT

Has the fuking military stopped ordering a ton of sh!t they DON'T really need???...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:41am PT
SOE is alive and WELL RJ! Soon we will be gathering on the summie for the extravaganza.. Just waiting on Stewie ALPINE Johnson and crew to fix the remaining 1700' and set up the winch...



edit: Locker,, no.. They havent. And further more, DHS, SS, IRS, and others continue to order massive amounts of ammo, fully auto ARs, Urban assault vehicles and fema coffins.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Liberal watchdog Common Cause called Tuesday for President Obama to urge his supporters to disband Organizing for Action, the outside group supporting his agenda.

The president "should direct his associates to shut down" OFA, Common Cause said in a statement..

“If President Obama is serious about his often-expressed desire to rein in big money in politics, he should shut down Organizing for Action and disavow any plan to schedule regular meetings with its major donors,” said Bob Edgar, the group's president. “Access to the president should never be for sale.”

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/02/obama-should-shut-down-ofa-liberal-watchdog-says-157891.html
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
Curt,

I think a better rebuttal would be to list Krugman's successful predictions and prescriptions. While some macroeconomic predictions of his are better than others, there is a reason that private economists, who make their living predicting what effect the economy will have on specific firms, aren't beating a path to his door for his predictions of economic aggregates.

He incorrectly predicted the Reagan tax cuts would re-ignite inflation. Is that a Republican lie? If so, please demonstrate. The stimulus spending has been a demonstrable failure in spurring the economy. His only solution is that we need more of it. If you disagree, please demonstrate where what I'm saying is incorrect. I acknowledge mistakes.

And Dave, yes, we economists don't have a great track record with accurate predictions, but I have called the timing, direction and approximate magnitude of each recession during which I was employed as an econometrician since the 1974-75 recession. Quite simply, my clients don't pay for -- and probably don't care about -- my political predilections, so I can't afford to color my forecasts to make "my side" of the political debate look good.

Krugman prefers a much larger government share of GDP, and his policy recommendations and public forecasts reflect that basic philosophy. He writes his popular columns in rhetoric that pleases those who share his views, but would make a poor choice for convincing neutrals or those who disagree with his basic philosphy. His professional work is entirely different, of course, but that's not what gets posted on these pages.

Of course, the real issue is the quality of what he says now, so in that sense, I agree with jstan's initial reaction: Refuting Krugman requires refuting his arguments, not merely making an ad hominum attack.

John
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:09pm PT

If we got 100% rid of the fuked up Republican party, MANY of the problems would pretty much be OVER...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
dare to dream Locker, but that wouldnt help a bit. Its not dems/repubs..


its DEM agin US....
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:13pm PT


I don't like Politics or Politicians very much...

But of the two parties, the DEMS are closer to my way of thinking...

I personally don't see it so much as "Them against us"...

Especially since Obama continues to TRY and regain some solid ground for the Middle Class and below...



But I DO get your drift...




Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
How bout they TRY and "fix" SS.. That is what you and i will need down the road- a short road at that. I paid $$$$$ into that over the years as did you. THEY ALL squandered it away.
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:19pm PT

Our Social Security is not in jeopardy...

I think my Childrens may be however...

But you and I (Ron) will still receive our fair share (Maybe someone can correct me if I am mistaken and THANKS!!! in advance if it is the case)...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Jury is out on that one Locker. The dollar gets any worse and it will all be down the tubes. But hey,, they have enough to sponsor rebels in third worlds still..
locker

Social climber
FukUville
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:26pm PT


I have to admit being a little CORNFUSED...

First you posted this:

"I paid $$$$$ into that over the years as did you. THEY ALL squandered it away."...

Then, this:

"Jury is out on that one Locker. The dollar gets any worse and it will all be down the tubes"...





You first post to me implied that it's already, TOO LATE...



But if the "Jury is still out"...

then they haven't yet, "Squandered it away"...

Right???...

Or am I somehow missing the mark, AGAIN???...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
info like this keeps me wondering:


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75603.html
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
We need more F-35's and less entitlements like SS and medicare...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Since when is SS an entitlement? That is borrowed money the govt then owes back at geezer-hood. Ill depend on that for things like SLEDZ and depends..
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 4, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
And Dave, yes, we economists don't have a great track record with accurate predictions, but I have called the timing, direction and approximate magnitude of each recession during which I was employed as an econometrician since the 1974-75 recession.

I hope you traded on those predictions!

I'd ask for your next prediction, but I don't want to jinx it.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 4, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
I did, Dave, and made a lot, but then I had to spend it all when I got an overwhelming depression and couldn't work.

John
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