New York Times economic columnist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman (famous for his “alien attack theory for economic expansion”) has expressed his support for the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters.

Given that, some are wondering why Krugman won’t attend. Today, he tried to explain:

Some readers have been asking me to go make a speech at one of the OWS demonstrations. If you think about it, however, you’ll see why I can’t.

I’ve been granted the enormous privilege of expounding my own views twice a week in the world’s greatest newspaper. I try to make the best use of that privilege, doing all I can to get the truth across and also advocating for what I believe to be the right policies. There are, however, some restrictions that come with the privilege; one of them is not crossing the line between advocate and activist. And there are good reasons for drawing that line.

I think the explanation is much more simple than that.

If you were a wealthy hypocrite member of the “upper one percent” expressing support for people who loathe the upper one percent, would you rather spend tonight here:

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Or here?

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Comments

5 Responses to “Paul Krugman: Why I Won’t Attend the Protest I Support”

  1. Hyperfobea on October 11th, 2011 4:02 pm

    This guy is only slightly more intelligent than the morons polluting the Wall street.

    "… expounding my own views twice a week … doing all I can to get the truth across and also advocating for what I believe to be the right policies …"

    So what is truth? Mr. Krugman makes it rather obvious. Truth is expounding his own views and advocating for what he believes to be the right policies. For all of the muddle-brained grey-area types out there, this should make perfect sense.

  2. Marshall_Will on October 11th, 2011 4:16 pm

    "one of them is not crossing the line between advocate and activist. And there are good reasons for drawing that line." ( Besides, have you SMELLED those clowns? )

    Keep it up Cons. Bloggers! Had… HAD MM not run the um… TRUTH about PK's direct involvement and BLESSING as a board mbr. at Enron just yesterday, he'd be down there taking bows, high fiving and doing victory laps..!

    WE… are influencing THEIR behavior! Who sez blogging is a waste of time? Your coffee will be right up Mr. Krugman. To your OFFICE. Stay there. Pout. Smolder in the adulation and love you won't be feeling.

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  4. SignPainterGuy on October 11th, 2011 8:10 pm

    Don`tcha just know that PK was in front of his dressing mirror, beginning to rehearse his speech to the occupiers when a house man made him aware of MM`s "beat`cha to the punch" post ?!

    Ah ha ha ha haaaa !

  5. Joe Redfield on October 11th, 2011 11:08 pm

    He's afraid of two things; some of the less media conscious protestors might mistake him for a capitalist, and the aliens pretending to be protestors might abduct him and enroll him in a remedial economics course.

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