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Bobo engages in his trademark style of argument, focusing on abstractions and ignoring evidence about whether or not markets actually work for a given problem. Cohn does a good job pointing out the problems, and I think the most important one is near the end — the comparison with other countries.   Brooks asserts that “there […]

Poor Bobo

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On May 9, 2011

I’m very much enjoying this new tradition of Krugman shredding whatever nonsense Bobo offers up in his previous column, and today’s implicit response to Brooks’s lament about how the

Herbert v. Bobo

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On November 13, 2007
Following up on the fine post of his colleague, Bob Herbert tees off (implicitly) on David Brooks’s attempts to whitewash Reagan’s awful record on civil rights and use of rhetorical code to appeal to the white supremacists whose votes were crucial to the post-CRA partisan realignment: Reagan was the first presidential candidate ever to appear […]
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