Krugman thinks we need a new form of government

‘Down the road to banana-republic status’:

What Republicans have just gotten away with calls our whole system of government into question. After all, how can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the nation’s economic security, gets to dictate policy? And the answer is, maybe it can’t.

“Gotten away with”? It’s like how Bush got away with winning the election even though Gore got more votes. Whenever Murdoc hears people whining like this, he suspects that the whiner must not really know how the US government works or that it works that way on purpose.

Or they just wish it was a different form of government.

I don’t recall Krugman complaining about how unjust the filibuster was, for instance, when the Dems were using it. Maybe I missed it.


  1. When the Dems didn’t control any branch of the government, they used ever trick they had to stop Republican agendas. They were complete minority status yet they managed to get their way often. Republicans, who at least control one house, take a stand on one issue, and suddenly our democracy is in tatters and we need to start over. Hyperbole much?

  2. Krugman it turns out is a So So Economist. He is a Keynesian believer left holding the bag trying to explain why it didn’t work.
    By the way he was awarded his Nobel for explaining how Governments can set up Monopolies.

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