Tuesday, June 22, 2010

David Brooks is Even Stupider than I Thought

Today's column postulates a liberal Dr. Faustus asking the Devil for things like a huge economic disaster and a huge environmental disaster, to discredit conservatives and persuade the citizenry that only liberals have the answers.

Is he kidding?

For one thing, he cleverly picks 2007 as the year for this conversation. BZZZT. Try reading your Times Op-Ed page neighbor, Paul Krugman. The housing bubble, which led to the financial crisis, was well under way by 2005, which is when a few people started predicting disaster.

For another, no, sorry, no liberals I've ever met hope for a disaster like the BP spill to prove anything.

Why oh why....as Brad DeLong would say.

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