Sunday, July 3, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Dean Baker, discussing George Will's most recent column:
The facts that Will musters to make this case are so obviously off-base that this sort of column would not appear in a serious newspaper. But, Will writes for the Washington Post.

George Will Spreads Some Lies About the Economic Crisis
The only argument I have with this is that it's hard to think of a newspaper that genuinely deserves to be called "serious" these days. Every once in a while, The New York Times seems to have aspirations under their new editor, but old habits are hard to break.

Are there any newspapers you'd call serious?

As usual, Prof. Baker does a wonderful job of deconstructing Will's "free market" nonsense. Well worth a read, I think, especially if you want to be reminded of the vast difference between the debate that's going on in DC about the economy and reality.

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