Health Care Quote of the DayPeter Klein • Monday April 25, 2011 2:13 PM PDT •
The Economist takes the prize:
The most curious thing about Mr Krugman’s quasi-religious squeamishness about the “commercial transaction” is that it is normally the economist’s lot to explain to the superstitious public the humanitarian benefits of bringing human life ever more within the cash nexus. Yet Mr Krugman has chosen to reinforce rather than fight taboos against trade as if he were a benighted, harrumphing scold, or a sociologist.
I like to poke fun at sociologists, but would never stoop so low as to link them to Paul Krugman.