Thursday, June 05, 2014

Pundits say yes to drugs

An amusing piece in the Guardian by way of the mighty Krugman himself:
Some may allege errors in Piketty's work, but their assertions are inherently fallacious. You see, I can out-analyze you with one hand tied behind my back while pacing frantically back and forth trying to pronounce Piketty's name while dry-mouthed. Pik-etty. Piketty Piketty Piketty Piketty. 
Irregular data? I'll show you irregular. Feel my fucking heartbeat.
I'd hardly go so far as to claim that a certain columnist at the Financial Times is a lapdog for the oligarchic elite. But his irresponsible claims have been trumpeted throughout the media, despite fundamental fucking flaws in his data analysis ... GOD I want to SHOUT at the TOP OF MY LUNGSRIGHT NOW.
Cui bono? The oligarchs. As I already told you, in 2008. 
Hey, who wants to run down the street and jack Larry Summers's car?