Paul Krugman's mistake

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on September 18, 2008

This is funny. (via Best of the Web Today) In a debate on whether or not the U.S. government should fund health care, Krugman tried to use some uncooperative Canadians to make his point.

Krugman: --and I wanted to ask, actually two questions, to the audience. First, how many Canadians, would Canadians in the room please raise your hands. [One person applauds, laughter]

Donvan: We have about seven hands going up—

Krugman: OK, not as many as I thought. OK, of those of you who are not on the panel who are Canadians, how many of you think you have a terrible health care system. [pause] One, two--

Donvan: We see—almost all of the same hands going up. [laughter]

Krugman: Bad move on my part [applause]. I've got a selected--all right, I won't try it. But I will say, that--

The debate took place in New York, so the Canadians were probably there having fled the Great White North's rationed health care system.

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