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Paul vs Paul: Watch Paul Krugman Dispense Keynesian Brilliance, Debate Ron Paul Live

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What Would Krugman Do? (obviously, that is rhetorical). Supreme Keynesian Voodoo acolyte Paul Krugman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul go head to head on fixing the U.S. economy at 4pm ET today on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” Watch the live webcast beginning at 3pm ET for Krugman, who will be guest-hosting “Street Smart” until 5pm ET.  On the heels of the recent "controversial" NYT piece, where Krugman called on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to do more for the U.S. economy, Krugman will be asked to explain exactly how more stimulus will create jobs and put the economy back on the growth track. Also just what rug will the trillions in additional debt be swept under.  Then at 4pm, Krugman will face the ultimate debate with Ron Paul, who has called for drastic cuts in spending. Grab your popcorn now.

Watch the live webcast here

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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:00 | 2385945 Conman
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Got my popcorn ready, can we call this the Thrilla between two Vanilla's?

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:05 | 2385965 Manthong
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Krugman will be showing up for an intellectual gun fight with a butter knife.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:10 | 2385992 Clueless Economist
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My money (and Ben's) is on Professor Krugman to intellectually gobsmack the Libertarian Loser Ron Paul.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:13 | 2385998 Pladizow
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$10 that Krugman pussies out!

Of course some lame excuse will be made as to why he had to leave.

The truth cannot be debated!

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:15 | 2386014 DoChenRollingBearing
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If I watch this, the negative of Krugman would supercede the positive of Ron Paul.  So, I will not watch this, as it would make me unhappy....

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:23 | 2386039 SHEEPFUKKER

Both the Pauls are gold friendly, but in much different ways. 

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:26 | 2386046 Twiggles
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Hey, I'm at work w/o volume.  Could someone be a doll and record if at all possible.  Just incase it's unfindable.  Thanks!

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:35 | 2386079 MillionDollarBonus_
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Only Paul Krugman and the Keynesians, that libertarians despite so much, are willing to stand up to the 1%. Easy monetary policy helps the average Joe at the expense of the 1%, and Bernanke is doing all he can to create a more equal society. Our Federal Reserve’s dual mandate was written specifically to create maximum employment and stable prices, which is to help the 99%. But greedy and masochistic libertarians are more interested in supporting the corporations.




Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:47 | 2386131 ebworthen
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This has to be satire; biting satire, oozing with sarcasm.  No?

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:51 | 2386150 Pladizow
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Good one Mil-$-Boner!

For quite some time your posts have sucked!

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:14 | 2386222 knukles
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There is truly something wrong with Krugman.

The man is dangerous to the sanity, social, economic and political well being of all mankind.
Pandora incarnate.
In Cathoilc terms, he's a tool of Satan.
Goes to show what Nobel Prizes are worth anymore.
NWO Horseshit Ex Cathrdera

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:15 | 2386243 Vagabond
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He doesn't even believe his own shit.  He poops in the morning and immediately forgets it ever happened.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:35 | 2386344 Benjamin Glutton
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Krugman and Dr. Paul found much common ground.


Let us not forget that it was Dr. Krugman who said GW Bush fiscal policies were insanity.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:31 | 2386316 Ignatius
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No gold peg -- THAT's the beginning of the con.  US defaulted on the American people in '33 and the rest of the world in '71.  They'd do it again....

A free floating, market driven physical gold price without capital gains taxes and no fractional 'lending'.  Mix in primary education of this 'new' function of gold as the savings medium.  All else is investment (read:  risk).

Oh, and toss in a debt jubilee ala Steve Keen and let the party continue.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 18:55 | 2386782 hamurobby
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Close, but the US defaulted in 1871 and then on the people in 1913. What you are refering to are the outcomes of those dates.

Go deeper down the rabbit hole.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:00 | 2386189 NotApplicable
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You're running late. This thread is already filled with reps from all sides of the reactionary spectrum, another troll, an anti-troll, and a true-blue zealot.

You're going to have to up your game to get any skin in here.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:01 | 2386193 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Higher food and energy costs help the average Joe?  The average Joe who spends more of a percentage of his income on food and energy than the 1% does?  How about you pull your head out of your ass?

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:07 | 2386215 knukles
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You sound way too much like Krugman to be amusing. 

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:35 | 2386345 Ignatius
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Speaking of Krugman, his beard is just 'shimmering' on my screen.  Does he have this effect on anybody else?  I see it as an evil omen....

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:38 | 2386354 eatthebanksters
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MDB...I agree let's print to infinity...send the helicopters to Main Street.  Better yet, let's get rid of physcial money and let the computers take over. Just credit everyone's accont a quick million dollar (bonus) and our problems will be solved!

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:41 | 2386362 bobola
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Scroll down.....down.....down.....See MDB....don't bother reading.........click red arrow.....scroll down......down...........

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:45 | 2386372 fuu
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Ron agreed with you in that interview. He said that if we believe the world will keep using our dollars no matter what the debt is then no Americans have to work. We can just print the money.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:49 | 2386384 BeetleBailey
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LOL. You are in Year 6 of The Al Capone gonorrhea phase of mental assoholic gibberish.


You need a brain to Occupy your vapid skull

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:59 | 2386413 Dezperado
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In the same sentence you say "a more equal society" and then you sign "Occupy"

Stable prices? Really?

When you say "helps the average Joe" do you mean bailing out losers (too big to fail)?

The same ones that you are bailing out (for the sake of the average Joe) are the ones that you want to occupy

You dont need to occupy nothing, you just need to let them fall

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 17:52 | 2386579 Jake88
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WTF How can any of that bs be supported. That is so from out of nowhere that it is bizarre. Spin me another fairytale. RIDICULOUS.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 16:21 | 2389213 MeelionDollerBogus
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Paul Krugman doesn't even agree with Bernanke much less Ron Paul. With that glint in his eye as Krugman spouted Krugnonsense I realized that it may not be Joe Wiesenthal after all that is Millionfecesbonus.

MDB, are you Krugman?

Something reminded me, with the smile he barely kept back, of "Poe's Law"

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:51 | 2386142 ebworthen
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Headphones, tell them you are on an important conference call between Reality and Fantasy Island.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:47 | 2386116 MillionDollarBonus_
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I absolutely agree with Dr Krugman on Ben Bernanke's role as Fed Chariman. Those words were harsh but necessary. Ben Bernanke has quite frankly FAILED to deliver sufficient quantities of monetary stimulus. His monetary policy has become week, stingy, and ineffective. We need SERIOUS monetary stimulus unless we want to become the next Japan, and the sooner our Federa Reserve mans up to the challenge the better.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:52 | 2386158 Pladizow
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I agreed, free and unlimited crack is the only way to solve America's drug problem!

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:35 | 2386339 fockewulf190
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We aren't being pumped with fiscal crack, it's already gone to flat out fiscal meth....and the fiscal meth factorys are running 24/7. Not only that, new factorys are being built as we speak, and the politicians are clawing at their faces for more more more fiscal meth.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 18:59 | 2386796 hamurobby
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All I wanted was a pepsi...

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:29 | 2386309 azzhatter
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Because the value of capital is zero?

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 01:32 | 2386845 RockyRacoon
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...the negative of Krugman would supercede the positive of Ron Paul.

This could be the matter / anti-matter cataclysm!  It could be TEOTWAKI!

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 19:57 | 2386936 matt_chart
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Chris Camillo ~ www.LaughingAtWallstreet.com



Chris says it all!
Listen to his interview here.




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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 17:43 | 2386199 myshadow
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you lose

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:51 | 2386389 Paul Krugman
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I'm not going to pussy out. You do realize I have Nobel Prize right. No Austrian voodoo economist has come up with one valid economic principle in history, what do I have to be afraid of.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 17:53 | 2386599 Jake88
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very funny

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:11 | 2386003 Robot Traders Mom
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Why the fuck do you come on here and troll?


Is your life that incomplete and meaningless? Don't answer, rhetorical question.



Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:23 | 2386037 Clueless Economist
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I'm sorry Mom, I forgot /snarc

Paul Krugman

Professor, Economist, Genius, NY Times Columnist, Ivy Leaguer, Nobel Prize Winner, Bloomburg TV Host, All-Around Douchebag

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:24 | 2386045 resurger
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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:37 | 2386085 williambanzai7
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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:53 | 2386394 BeetleBailey
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Thats MDB on the left, wearing his Karl Marx Halloweenie costume!

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:56 | 2386404 BeetleBailey
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...you keep leaving out "Failed Fluffer For Ron Jeremy"....

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:31 | 2386065 NotApplicable
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You might want to consider decaf, as your post is the very embodiment of the questions you raise.

Sometimes "Leave Page" is your friend.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:16 | 2386251 Robot Traders Mom
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Obviously you understand the annoyance...

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:49 | 2386381 Robot Trader's ...
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Well said, Mom..........

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:22 | 2386279 CH1
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Why the fuck do you come on here and troll?

Cause that's his pathetic job. Where else are the Feds going to send their little Goebbels clones?

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:25 | 2386043 resurger
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Ron will yellow flash that bitch ...

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:27 | 2386052 PartysOver
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Just remember that" Those who can, do.  While those that can not,  teach."  Nuff said.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 16:06 | 2386214 roadhazard
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I've always considered that statement bull shit and the person making the statement either not smart enough to be a teacher or does not have the balls. My best friend was teacher of the year one year in the Jacksonville county school system. What did you ever do. 

PS: I was never a teacher, hermits don't like crowds.

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