Friday, September 19, 2008

The NYT's Paul Krugman Is An Idiot

This past Tuesday night Intelligence Squared US hosted a live debate at The Rockefeller University on health care. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was among the participants and, not surprisingly he took the position that socialized medicine was awesome. Being in Manhattan, Krugman figured he probably had a sympathetic audience to help prove his point. Hilarity ensued:

PAUL KRUGMAN:
Actually, can I just — I wanted to ask a question. And—

JOHN DONVAN:
Please—please do—

PAUL KRUGMAN:
—and I wanted to ask, actually two questions, to the audience. First, how many Canadians, would Canadians in the room please raise your hands. [ONE PERSON APPLAUDS, LAUGHTER]

JOHN DONVAN:
We have about seven hands going up—

PAUL KRUGMAN:
Okay, not as many as I thought. Okay, of those of you who are not on the panel who are Canadians, how many of you think you have a terrible health care system. [PAUSE] One, two—

JOHN DONVAN:
We see—almost all of the same hands going up. [LAUGHTER]

PAUL KRUGMAN:
Bad move on my part. [APPLAUSE]


Hat Tip: The Heritage Foundation

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