In the world of superegos, one would have to search the landscape left of the aisle to find one bigger than Paul Krugman. He eclipses even right of aisle brain trust icons like John Bolton when it comes to believing in the wisdom of the betters over ordinary people. I’ll probably never forget the time Krugman had the audacity to tell the United Kingdom what they should do; or how the English press dismissed the unruly Colonial from the last garrison of their America of yore.
But one does have to admire Krugman’s penchant to say what he thinks. The man is no dummy. He is one of America’s elite thinkers even if I don’t always agree with his conclusions. He has the right to get on his soapbox, which I support completely. While we don’t have a Hyde Park in the United States, we do have Times Square and the Naked Cowboy does have to take a break from his station now and then. But in America, Twitter works just as well.
Professor Krugman, calculating the odds for the outcome of the November 2020 election with his keen mind, issued the following Tweet of alarm.