It’s probably some kind of media bias thing…
I’ve often wondered (well, not often, but I did think about it once or twice) about the complaints about Paul Krugman. One of the main thrusts of their argument is that, as an economist, he has no standing or qualifications to write on political matters. As Kevin Drum might say, I’ll leave that determination to others. But I find it interesting that the same class of people who condemn Krugman for straying off the economics plantation so wholeheartedly clasp Thomas Sowell to their collective scrawny bosoms.
I have a theory about this:
I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the punditocracy. The talking heads has been very desirous that a black economist do well. There is a little hope invested in Sowell, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of the Republican Party that he didn’t deserve. The Religious Right carried this team.
Thanks for listening. If you need me, I’ll be in rehab…..