Paul Krugman: Alan Simpson and Bernie MadoffQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|What is it that makes Alan Simpson the figure he is? Clearly, it's an affinity thing: never mind his obvious lack of knowledge, his ludicrous track record, reporters trust and idolize Simpson because he's their kind of guy. And think about what it says about them that their kind of guy is this cantankerous, potty-mouthed individual, who evidently feels not a bit of empathy for those less fortunate.|
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