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Krugman: “the zombie shambles on … we need to kill this zombie”

March 31, 2014

Paul Krugman: “Jobs and Skills and Zombies” is basically the same jobs-skills idea from his blog post the other day, but he returned to the phrase “zombie idea” instead of “zombie doctrine”:

the belief that America suffers from a severe “skills gap” is one of those things that everyone important knows must be true, because everyone they know says it’s true. It’s a prime example of a zombie idea — an idea that should have been killed by evidence, but refuses to die. And it does a lot of harm. … the zombie shambles on … we need to kill this zombie, if we can, and stop making excuses for an economy that punishes workers.

zombie paul krugman nytimes

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