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October 26, 2010 / Candice

Nerd Porn For Poli-Econ-Dorks.

THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN!

Libertarians frustrated by what they view as the lack of engagement by arch-Keynesian Paul Krugman with their arguments have come up with a clever ploy: they’re promising to donate $100,000 to the Fresh Food Program of FoodBankNYC.org if Krugman will debate one of their stars.

The idea is meant to bribe and shame Krugman into debating Robert Murphy, an economist trained in the Austrian school of economics.

Basically, if Krugman refuses to debate Murphy, it will be tantamount to depriving the FoodBank of $100,000. What good liberal would want that on his conscience?

To make the debate even more enticing, the proponents have promised to have it moderated by Ezra Klein, the Washington Post’s liberal policy-wonk blogger.

I love this idea. I love that I could witness Paul Krugman (I keep trying to type Drugman for some reason…probably because I usually suspect that he’s on drugs after reading his pieces.) being slaughtered by a superior opponent who not only kicks his ass as an economist but is quite literally the polar opposite of everything Krugman stands for. And then they throw Ezra Klein in as the moderator?!

Oooohhh man, this has the potential to be one of the best Nerd Porns EVAH! Now, to just get Krugman on board. I’m guessing shaming him into it probably won’t work. The man clearly has no shame.

(Note: Poli-Econ-Dork was inspired by @ShiningCity)

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