Paul Krugman Demolishes A Couple Of Pro-Austerity Tories On British Television

Looks as though British right-wingers are just as unconvincing and fact-free in their arguments as their American counterparts. Love how they offer absolutely no evidence and just prattle on with their vapid talking points, babbling about lower taxes and less regulation.

But my favorite part is when they show their hand and he calls them on it.

KRUGMAN: By the way, I think you've just given me confirmation of something that people like me tend to say, which is, actually none of this is at all about fiscal responsibility. It's all about exploiting the current situation to pursue an ideological goal of a smaller state.

Truly, a thing of beauty.


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