quasi in rem

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Krugman just looooooves to be wrong
This is from Christmas Eve 2002:

"Time magazine's persons of the year are three whistle-blowers: Sherron Watkins of Enron, Cynthia Cooper of WorldCom and Coleen Rowley of the F.B.I.
They deserve to be celebrated. After all, thanks to Ms. Watkins and Ms. Cooper, Jeff Skilling, Ken Lay and Bernie Ebbers have been indicted, and the politicians who did their bidding have been disgraced. Thanks to Ms. Rowley, incompetent officials at the F.B.I. and C.I.A. have been removed from their posts, and we've had a searching inquiry into what went wrong on Sept. 11.
Oh, I'm sorry. None of that actually happened. The bravery of the whistle-blowers was real enough, but Time seems to be celebrating what should have been, not what was."

Weeeeellllllll lets just see:

Ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling indicted in Houston - Feb. 19, 2004

'Former Enron chief indicted': "Kenneth Lay, the former head of Enron, has reportedly been indicted for his role in the Texas energy giant's collapse" on JULY 7, 2004.

TalkLeft: Worldcom CEO Ebbers Indicted March 03, 2004
: "Bernard Ebbers, the Worldcom CEO who allegedly cooked the corporate books to conceal the companys financial woes from investors, has been indicted. The indictment adds Ebbers to what the Associated Press terms the swelling ranks of corporate chieftains facing criminal prosecution and possible jail time for financial misdeeds."

MSNBC - George Tenet resigns as CIA director June 3 2003: "CIA Director George Tenet has resigned as director of central intelligence for personal reasons,President Bush said in a surprise announcement Thursday. A government source told NBC News that the agencys director of operations, James Pavitt, would also announce his resignation Friday. "

And the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States held its twelfth and final public hearing June 16-17, 2004.

That is quite a record of being wrong that Mr. Krugman has created for himself.

Now he is world reknowned what exactly? Economist?


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