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Qtec
05-19-2012, 04:08 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On Friday’s Live With Martin Bashir, New York Times economic columnist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman added new dimensions to the art of hyperbolic overstatement when he wondered aloud whether the GOP in Congress wholly consisted of moles attempting to “bring down America” from within. </div></div>

I would call it an understatement.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> When asked by Bashir if House Majority Leader Rep. John Boehner was working to “further undermine America’s standing” in his efforts to insist that the debt ceiling not be raised again without accompanying spending cuts, Krugman agreed and said <span style='font-size: 14pt'>“Sometimes you do wonder if these guys are moles –Manchurian Candidates – for I don’t know who.”

“If their real job is to bring down America,” said Krugman. “Because they really are doing the best they can.”

“<u>What [Republicans] will do is threaten to destroy the economy unless they get what they want,</u>” said Krugman.</span> </div></div>

watch (http://www.mediaite.com/tv/new-tone-paul-krugman-wonders-if-gop-are-manchurian-candidates-who-want-to-bring-down-america/)

..and they are doing it again.

Defense Budget That Breaks Spending Agreement Passed By House (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/defense-budget-passed_n_1527752.html)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON -- The House passed a defense budget Friday that exceeds the deal cut by Congress and President Barack Obama last summer, and that<span style='font-size: 14pt'> would have to be paid for with cash taken from poverty programs, health care and the federal workforce.</span>

The National Defense Authorization Act permits $642 billion in defense spending next year. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which passed 299 to 120, citing more than 30 changes to the budget the administration was seeking.

But the measure also adds $8 billion more than called for in the Budget Control Act that Congress agreed to last summer in exchange for raising the nation's debt limit.

"We increase the spending for defense due to the priorities that we feel are most important and the constitutional requirement we have to provide for the common defense," Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said. <u>"But we will cut in other areas of the budget so that we comply fully with the deficit reduction act."</u>

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Those other areas were spelled out in the broader budget plan passed last week. Written by House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), it would cut more than $80 billion in federal retirement benefits, nearly $50 billion from Medicaid programs and more than $36 billion from programs to feed the poor.</span> </div></div>
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cushioncrawler
05-19-2012, 05:38 AM
???????????Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman??????????
There iz no Nobel Prize for ekonomix or krappynomix.
Hencely there iz no such thing az a Nobel Laureate for ekonomix nor krappynomix.
mac.

Gayle in MD
05-19-2012, 07:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">???????????Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman??????????
There iz no Nobel Prize for ekonomix or krappynomix.
Hencely there iz no such thing az a Nobel Laureate for ekonomix nor krappynomix.
mac. </div></div>

Sorry friend, but actually, there is such a prize:


Krugman won the Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work in world trade theories.

He formulated a new theory that integrated the previously disparate research fields of international trade and economic geography.

I think that people are incapable of distinguishing between a Nobel Prize in Economics and a Nobel Peace Prize...

People will say that the Nobel Prize means nothing because they have political disagreements with people who have won a Nobel Peace Prize.


http://www.ask.com/wiki/Paul_Krugman#Awards

Paul Robin Krugman ( /ˈkruːɡmən/;[6] born February 28, 1953) is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.[7][8] In 2008, Krugman won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences (informally the Nobel Prize in Economics) for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography. According to the Nobel Prize Committee, the prize was given for Krugman's work explaining the patterns of international trade and the geographic concentration of wealth, by examining the impact of economies of scale and of consumer preferences for diverse goods and services.[9]

Krugman is known in academia for his work on international economics (including trade theory, economic geography, and international finance),[10][11] liquidity traps and currency crises. He is the 17th most widely cited economist in the world today.[12]

As of 2008, Krugman has written 20 books and has published over 200 scholarly articles in professional journals and edited volumes.[13] He has also written more than 750 columns dealing with current economic and political issues for The New York Times.

He also writes on various topics ranging from income distribution to international economics. Krugman considers himself a liberal, calling one of his books and his New York Times blog "The Conscience of a Liberal".[14] His commentary has attracted considerable comment and criticism.[15][16][17][18][



The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics,[1][2] but officially the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (Swedish: Sveriges riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics, generally regarded as one of the most prestigious awards for that field.[3] While not one of the Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895, it is consistently identified with them.[3][4][5][6][7] The Prize in Economics, as it is referred to by the Nobel Foundation, was established and endowed by Sweden's central bank Sveriges Riksbank, in 1968 on the occasion of the bank's 300th anniversary, in memory of Alfred Nobel.[3][8][9][10] Like the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics, Laureates in Economics are selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and a Prize Committee similar to the Nobel Committees is used.[11][12] It was first awarded in 1969 to the Dutch and Norwegian economists Jan Tinbergen and Ragnar Frisch, "for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes."[10][13][14]


http://www.ask.com/wiki/Nobel_Memorial_Prize_in_Economics?qsrc=3044
Krugman at a press conference at the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, 2008
Born (1953-02-28) February 28, 1953 (age 59)
Albany, New York
Nationality United States
Institution Princeton University,
London School of Economics
Field International economics, Macroeconomics
Alma mater MIT (PhD)
Yale University (BA)
Opposed Freshwater economics[1][2]
Influences John Maynard Keynes[3]
John Hicks[3][4][5]
Paul Samuelson
Contributions International Trade Theory
New Trade Theory
New Economic Geography
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (1991)
Príncipe de Asturias Prize (2004)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (2008)

Krugman at a press conference at the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, 2008
Born (1953-02-28) February 28, 1953 (age 59)
Albany, New York
Nationality United States
Institution Princeton University,
London School of Economics
Field International economics, Macroeconomics
Alma mater MIT (PhD)
Yale University (BA)
Opposed Freshwater economics[1][2]
Influences John Maynard Keynes[3]
John Hicks[3][4][5]
Paul Samuelson
Contributions International Trade Theory
New Trade Theory
New Economic Geography
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (1991)
Príncipe de Asturias Prize (2004)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (2008)

Krugman at a press conference at the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, 2008
Born (1953-02-28) February 28, 1953 (age 59)
Albany, New York
Nationality United States
Institution Princeton University,
London School of Economics
Field International economics, Macroeconomics
Alma mater MIT (PhD)
Yale University (BA)
Opposed Freshwater economics[1][2]
Influences John Maynard Keynes[3]
John Hicks[3][4][5]
Paul Samuelson
Contributions International Trade Theory
New Trade Theory
New Economic Geography
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (1991)
Príncipe de Asturias Prize (2004)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (2008)

Krugman at a press conference at the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, 2008
Born (1953-02-28) February 28, 1953 (age 59)
Albany, New York
Nationality United States
Institution Princeton University,
London School of Economics
Field International economics, Macroeconomics
Alma mater MIT (PhD)
Yale University (BA)
Opposed Freshwater economics[1][2]
Influences John Maynard Keynes[3]
John Hicks[3][4][5]
Paul Samuelson
Contributions International Trade Theory
New Trade Theory
New Economic Geography
Awards John Bates Clark Medal (1991)
Príncipe de Asturias Prize (2004)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (2008)


Source(s):
http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/13/krugman

Soflasnapper
05-19-2012, 09:47 AM
I think you should realize mac didn't deny there was a Nobel Prize for ECONOMICS.

He denied there was such a prize for some other things, and he's right.

Devil in the detail!

The main thing there is no real Nobel Prize for is mathematics. But neither for krappynomix.

Soflasnapper
05-19-2012, 09:53 AM
No, it is a bit of hyperbole after all.

The plan is not difficult to understand. It's revenge, 100 years later, for the 'great leavening,' when the mighty fortune families began to be taxed very heavily on income, and on estate transfers to their next generations.

We went from very high inequalities of wealth (about what we see now) to a much narrower range of wealth and incomes, during which time all the quintiles of the population by income saw growth in their real income and wealth, at about the same rate.

The PTB didn't care for the new arrangement, and they are arranging for the return of the old arrangement. Still America, but back to the Gilded Age or Robber Baron eras.

Gayle in MD
05-20-2012, 08:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I think you should realize mac didn't deny there was a Nobel Prize for ECONOMICS.

He denied there was such a prize for some other things, and he's right.

Devil in the detail!

The main thing there is no real Nobel Prize for is mathematics. But neither for krappynomix. </div></div>

I think you may be getting down into the weeds, so to speak? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Krugman won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences (<span style='font-size: 14pt'>informally the Nobel Prize in Economics</span>) for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Economic </span>Geography. </div></div>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">???????????Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman??????????
There iz no Nobel Prize for ekonomix or krappynomix.
Hencely there iz no such thing az a Nobel Laureate for ekonomix nor krappynomix.
mac.
</div></div>

It was my understanding that Mac calls all of this Krappynomics.

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Soflasnapper
05-20-2012, 10:40 AM
You are right. But I'm giving mac a technical way out, as he spells things differently! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Gayle in MD
05-21-2012, 08:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You are right. But I'm giving mac a technical way out, as he spells things differently! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif </div></div>

LOL...

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Anything for my Mac!