Paul Krugman is 60 today.
“Modern conservatism is actually a deeply radical movement, one that is hostile to the kind of society we’ve had for the past three generations—that is, a society that, acting through the government, tries to mitigate some of the ‘common hazards of life’ through such programs as Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”
That’s why Paul Krugman is a liberal and that’s why I am too.