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How does any of that make Krugman (1) wrong or (2) a flip-flopper on currency devaluation, as you alleged in your first comment?

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu May 6th, 2010 at 07:56:42 AM EST
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I didn't write specifically about Krugman, but if you want to make this specifically about him, you'd have to dig up whatever he wrote on devaluations in the 90s.

From the article you linked to, I note that the "Europe is doomed" theme was already dominant in his writing - you could hardly be more sneeringly dismissive of European than he is.

Whatever Europe does is fucked up is what I read from your link.

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu May 6th, 2010 at 08:02:31 AM EST
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Who specifically were you referencing then?  Stiglitz?  There were only two guys mentioned here, neither of whom have been big pushers of anti-European sentiment over the years (quite the contrary, and you know it as well as I do).

The article is from the '90s.  This isn't some new thing he picked up.

So I take it all criticism of any EU structure is just fools falling prey to the Europe.is.Doomed(TM) meme?  That's what your responses basically suggest.

"The Germans can do no wrong.  We'd all be filthy rich if the rest of the world just ran trade surpluses like they did."

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu May 6th, 2010 at 08:27:40 AM EST
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