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  • "The history of government interventions is one of consistent, life-enhancing success."

I removed the above because I couldn't find a source for this on Google and Google Print - it doesn't fit the tone of anything of his that I've read, either, so it seemed sufficiently suspicious to me. If anyone can find a source, please add it in. Johnleemk 12:47, 9 November 2006 (UTC)


Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable and precise source for any quote on this list please move it to Paul Krugman.

  • Intellectual property rights typically make some better off (the drug companies) and many worse off (those who otherwise might have been able to purchase the drugs).
  • Real economists don't talk about competitiveness.
    • Regarding talk of 'competition' between countries.
  • I predict that in the years ahead Enron, not Sept. 11, will come to be seen as the greater turning point in U.S. society.
  • The media are desperately afraid of being accused of bias. And that's partly because there's a whole machine out there, an organized attempt to accuse them of bias whenever they say anything that the Right doesn't like. So rather than really try to report things objectively, they settle for being even-handed, which is not the same thing. One of my lines in a column -- in which a number of people thought I was insulting them personally -- was that if Bush said the Earth was flat, the mainstream media would have stories with the headline: 'Shape of Earth--Views Differ.' Then they'd quote some Democrats saying that it was round.

Quotes about Krugman (unsourced)Edit

  • You wouldn't know it from the hacks (the Luskins, the Sullivans, the Kauses) who have been laying down their slime trails ever since it turned out that Paul Krugman was an effective New York Times columnist, but Paul Krugman loves the market more than any other economist I know.

quotes without context are a failEdit

take the quote about fax machines and growth of the internet; without context this quote is simply gibberish wikiquotes is failing, badly, if it can't handle this

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