Paul Krugman’s op-ed, “Natural Born Drillers” (New York Times, March 15), purports to show with a hard look at the numbers why no thinking, perceptive person could possibly believe that “Drill, Baby, Drill” is a solution to the nation’s energy and economic woes:
[G]iving the oil companies carte blanche isn’t a serious jobs program. Put it this way: Employment in oil and gas extraction has risen more than 50 percent since the middle of the last decade, but that amounts to only 70,000 jobs, around one-twentieth of 1 percent of total U.
Paul Krugman is a respected economist and writer - and a Nobel Prize winner. He’s also the intellectual leader of the Democrats’ push for bigger government. From his perch at the New York Times, he pontificates on economics, politic... Read Post
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has struck back at Paul Krugman calling the New York Times columnist "intellectually lazy." As NewsBusters reported Saturday, Krugman wrote an article the previous day castigating Ryan a... Read Post
Why are Republicans turning to "Drill, baby, drill"?: Natural Born Drillers, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: To be a modern Republican in good standing, you have to believe — or pretend to believe — in two miracle cures for..... Read Post