WOULD ECONOMISTS SHUN A PROFESSIONAL PEER SPREADING BLOOD LIBELS AGAINST AMERICAN JEWS?

Paul Krugman is falsely, viciously smearing Americans who believe in limited government — his intellectual and political rivals — as accomplices to mass murder. How precious.

If he’d done this to any other class of American lets hope he’d be made a pariah in his profession and shunned by his peers at professional events.

But we can’t be so certain. Priests have routinely acted to protect fellow pedophilic priests, doctors have routinely turned a blind eye to professional peers engaged in the most loathsome abuse of their patients, cops are notorious for protecting the criminal behavior of cops in their midst — and one hardly needs to be reminded of the well earned reputation lawyers and politicians have for giving the lightest slap on the wrist to the most grossly unethical behavior of their professional peers.

There is a low standard of ethical behavior here within the professional guilds — and we shouldn’t be surprised to find the guild members of academic economics matching that lovely standard.

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