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View Diary: Paul Krugman Schools Peggy Noonan, Calls Debt Ceiling Negotiations ‘Hostage Taking’ (163 comments)

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  •  Paying the ransom (1+ / 0-)
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    An obviously annoyed Krugman replied, “This is not something you negotiate over…”
    Once you agree to "negotiate" you've accepted that you will pay the ransom - now you're just dickering over the amount of the ransom.  

    I wish one of the panelists had put it in those terms.

    Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity. -- Alvy Ray Smith

    by John Q on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:07:22 AM PST

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