I hate Paul Krugman’s columns in the New York Times. It’s not because he’s an unapologetic, hardcore liberal/progressive; that doesn’t bother me in the least. It’s because his columns are so smug, self-satisfied, and dismissive of the very notion that non-liberals can have any ideas of value to offer the world.
So, with this hatred of Paul Krugman’s columns in mind (I don’t hate him, mind you, just his columns; I’m sure he’s a lovely person, one-on-one), it was absolutely great to find a blog that tears up one of his columns in a very factual, hilarious manner. It seems that Mr. Krugman, a Nobel-winning economist, isn’t as sharp with interpreting numbers as his laurels would imply, so when he points out how low-tax, non-union Texas performs poorly in education compared to the rest of the nation, he’s just plain wrong.
Thanks to Vermont Tiger’s Daniel Foty for pointing out this brilliant piece on his “More around the web” feature.