October 25th, 2013

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Wherein I Explain What Krugman Misses and Why Advocacy Is So Hard

The parts Krugman misses are actually essential to understanding public policy and how to change it. Yes, it's true that you have a lot of big money people driving the narrative. That helps a great deal. But I can point to many examples of high profile, big money campaigns that flop. There are other ingredients as well.
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Is it wrong of me to think this?

My first reaction on reading the story about @natsecwonk -- the guy fired for his snarky tweets -- is "hey, I have more followers than he did! I win!"

Either I am a superior wonk, or a superior snark. Excuse me, but I am now going to imitate my cat Diana when she demonstrates she is Queen of the Savannah by taking down the mousey toy. Purrrrrrrrrrrr *groom.*