One of the great things about Times Select, which represents the NY Times’ decision to charge for popular columnists, is that I no longer feel this masochist need to read Paul Krugman’s columns. When they were available for free, I always felt it was incumbent upon me to see what nonsense he had come up with and, if necessary, to challenge it. He’s still at the nonsense, but I’m ignoring it because I don’t pay for Times Selection.
Thomas Nugent, writing at NRO, didn’t ignore the last Krugman economic column, but analyzed it instead. It’s a useful analysis because it reminds us that, for all their horrible spend, spend, spend ways, at least the current crop of Republicans aren’t joining taxing to their spending.