Paul Krugman: Face It Guys, I’m Just Smarter Than You
Paul Krugman wants you to know that he’s way smarter than you:
One criticism I face fairly often is the assertion that I must be dishonest — I must be cherry-picking my evidence, or something — because the way I describe it, I’m always right while the people who disagree with me are always wrong. And not just wrong, they’re often knaves or fools. How likely is that?
But may I suggest, respectfully, that there’s another possibility? Maybe I actually am right, and maybe the other side actually does contain a remarkable number of knaves and fools.
Translation: It’s not that I’m wrong, it’s just that you’re stupid.