I was struck by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s piece earlier this week in which he declared 17-year-old Greta Thunberg a better economist than Donald Trump’s secretary of the treasury, Steven Mnuchin.

Krugman is himself a Nobel Prize-winning economist who has long railed against the “zombie idea” that tax cuts pay for themselves, something that Mnuchin clings to like Linus did to his blanket.

Mnuchin, who spent much of his time at the Davos, Switzerland, economic conference last week trying to explain why no one should be worried about Trump’s annual trillion-dollar budget deficit, famously dismissed the young Thunberg’s warning that continued reliance on fossil fuels will severely harm the national economy.

She urged the world’s leaders

Read More At Article Source | Article Attribution