Paul Krugman Has Predicted 9 Out of the Last None Recessions Under Bush Administration
1. "Right now it looks as if the economy is stalling..." — Paul Krugman, September 2002
2. "We have a sluggish economy, which is, for all practical purposes, in recession..." — Paul Krugman, May 2003
3. "An oil-driven recession does not look at all far-fetched." — Paul Krugman, May 2004
4. "A mild form of stagflation - rising inflation in an economy still well short of full employment - has already arrived." — Paul Krugman, April 2005
5. "If housing prices actually started falling, we'd be looking at an economy pushed right back into recession. That's why it's so ominous to see signs that America's housing market ... is approaching the final, feverish stages of a speculative bubble." — Paul Krugman, May 2005
6. "In fact, a growing number of economists are using the "R" word [i.e., "recession"] for 2006." - Paul Krugman, August 2005
7. "But based on what we know now, there’s an economic slowdown coming." - Paul Krugman, August 2006
8. "This kind of confusion about what’s going on is what typically happens when the economy is at a turning point, when an economic expansion is about to turn into a recession" - Paul Krugman, December 2006
9. "Right now, statistical models ... give roughly even odds that we’re about to experience a formal recession. ... The odds are very good — maybe 2 to 1 — that 2007 will be a very tough year." - Paul Krugman, December 2006
Bottom Line: In other words, to paraphrase Megan McArdle, Paul Krugman has predicted nine out of the last none recessions under the Bush administration.
(Source: The Q&O Blog, via the Mighty Angus at Kids Prefer Cheese.)
Update: According to LyinginPonds, Paul Krugman ended up as the #2 most partisan columnist in 2007 (tied with Joe Conason), right behind the #1 most partisan columnist: Ann Coulter.