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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:54 PM

53. Our free trade agreements sent jobs overseas...

Krugman is...

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He is the 20th most widely cited economist in the world today and is ranked among the most influential academic thinkers in the US.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krugman

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In all the pot-banging over NAFTA - the hysteria that it's a job-killer, the misguided claims that it will degrade the environment - there's an unsexy side of the accord that doesn't get much attention. It's the trade pact's impact on U.S.-Mexican relations and, more broadly, this nation's relationship with Latin America's democrats. Indeed, we agree with Paul Krugman, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist, who argues that when it comes NAFTA's most far-reaching consequence, "It's foreign policy, stupid."

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Most economists believe, Mr. Krugman asserts, that the reforms will eventually "bear more abundant fruit." But if NAFTA is rejected on this side of the border, the calls for patience and continued faith won't have quite the same resonance. From being a suddenly friendly neighbor, Mexico could easily veer in the direction that once made it appear a ticking national security nightmare.

http://articles.philly.com/1993-11-03/news/25946245_1_nafta-foreign-policy-latin-debt-crisis

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He was a trusted economist at a time when we needed one to say No. He definitely had the ear of the White House at the time. He eviscerated democrats who disagreed with him. Who were they to trust? Us? Or, Mr. Economics Genius of the World, Paul Krugman. Clinton may be co-signing this madness, but it certainly didn't start with her. And, I can't find many potential candidates that deviate from this sick script. I don't mind if others still follow him. When I see him, he's got NAFTA hanging around his neck like a brick. So, now he and I agree on an issue or two. But, I haven't forgotten.

Clinton isn't an economist. She may not even run. If she runs, she'll look to economists as her guide. Let's hope she or whoever claims the top spot, finds a decent one to depend on.

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