Renowned economist Paul Krugman identifies 2 ‘zombie ideas’ that are persisting during the pandemic, and it’s our job to stop the spread of misinformation
- Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer.
- On the latest episode of “Pitchfork Economics,” economist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman spoke out against what he calls “zombie ideas” — ideas that are proven wrong continually but continue to persist.
- In a column, Krugman said that two menacing zombie ideas in the coronavirus pandemic are that the government can’t do anything right, and the “attitude of disdain toward expertise.”
- It’s everyone’s job to push back on these zombie ideas and oversights.
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“The whole point about zombies, actually, is you really can never fully kill them,” warns Nobel Laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman in the latest episode of “Pitchfork Economics.” Before you conclude that one of the most important economists of our time has lost his mind, you should know that the zombies Krugman is sounding the alarm bell over are economic in nature.
Krugman defines zombie ideas as “things that people believe in the political sphere that are demonstrably false. They’ve been proved wrong …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]