I still like what I wrote. It has nothing to do with Rowlett, however it does reflect my love and loyalty to Texas. I have lived a very long and enjoyable life without Mr. Krugman. I think I can get thru the rest of my days without any advice from him. My letter to DMN is copied below.
August 27, 2014 To: Dallas Morning News (Viewpoints@dallasnews.com)
Re: Paul Krugman’s Perry Wrong: Affordable Housing the Key
I wish to thank the Dallas Morning News for providing its subscribers some insight into the continuing career of Paul Krugman. I had no idea he was in training to become a joke writer. Of course, this is after he completed his studies in Economics. He is training with such conviction that one is assured that, instead of providing comedy, he dupes the reader into accepting that he actually believes what he writes. For example, in his recent column about migrations of population to the south, he attempts to convince readers that he believes the price of housing is the major motivating forces inspiring the moves. He claims that housing in Texas is much cheaper than housing in New York City. Furthermore, he writes that wages in NYC are 12% higher than in the “low wage areas” of the south, and that housing is 60% higher than in Houston and 70% higher than Atlanta. Clearly, Mr. Krugman appears to feel these facts are the causes for the largest mass migration since the gold rush days of the 49ers. It takes a minute to catch on. Nobody can be so stupid to accept those facts, which they probably are, as the primary motivating factors in the migration. Clearly, his analytical skills are intended to be a ruse to keep the reader interested. However, his comedy is good enough to make others want to finish reading the column to see what other “facts” are presented. Alas, not much more substance is offered. Although Mr. Krugman did not identify the school in which he received his training in Economics, I presume it was the well-known Fred and Ethyl’s College of Economics and Sheet Metal Shop. This is the only school that produces graduates that can offer economic theory that no business publication, economist, or financial planner has ever thought about after months of study. They probably didn’t know Mr. Krugman’s thoughts existed.
Just as an aside, if all the wages in NYC were adjusted to achieve the wages/housing ratios enjoyed in the south, NYC would soon be a ghost town. Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas would double in size in about the time it took to return the U-Haul trailers after each trip south. There would be no jobs in NYC. Those nasty old business people would have to move their jobs down south, where their labor pool went. Of course, Mr. Krugman could always write a blog for the 200 people left in NYC.
Paul Krugman is uproariously funny. He has developed sarcasm into a high art form. To say anything other than that would probably be a cause for Mr. Krugman to be admitted somewhere……..hopefully, it would be in NYC……not anywhere down south.