I’m not going to write about the American budget crisis—not that I have anything noteworthy or original to say—or the Paul Ryan plan, which, it goes without saying, is a mix of voodoo economics, subterfuge, and ideology. I am well-informed enough on such issues—as much as any literate, concerned citizen—and can form my own views, though am hardly expert. As one can’t know about everything and I’m dispersed enough in my interests as it is, when it comes to economics I just save time and follow my man, Paul Krugman. If Krugman says it, I’ll say it too. And if Krugman gives the thumbs up to the economic analyses of someone else—e.g. Brad DeLong, Dean Baker—then so will I. And don’t bother trying to argue with me against Krugman, as I won’t listen. So if there is anyone out there of liberal/lefty convictions with the slightest interest in economic matters and who does not follow Krugman’s blog, do so.
UPDATE: I even agree with Krugman on music. He gives the thumbs up to this group from Montreal, Arcade Fire. They’re not bad at all. (April 26)