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Um, Excuse Me?

September 19, 2008

I’m not the biggest fan of Paul Krugman. Knowledgable though he is, I find him too partisan for my liking, and a in the past have found him a bit too willing to play fast and loose with certain facts in order to prove whatever point he happens to be making.

That having been said, his recent blog post on McCain’s health care plans is well worth the read. It offers little in the way of analysis, and instead contents itself with quoting from John McCain’s article in the Sept/Oct issue of some magazine called Contingencies (full article HERE).

In McCain’s own words:

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.

Krugman’s reaction:

So McCain, who now poses as the scourge of Wall Street, was praising financial deregulation like 10 seconds ago — and promising that if we marketize health care, it will perform as well as the financial industry!

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