Paul Krugman's inconsistency

Tom Maguire points out some striking differences between 'yesterday' and 'today' in former Enron advisor Paul Krugman's biweekly prattle in the New York Times. Once upon a time market-oriented solutions to environmental solutions were a plot by deniers of the necessity of government regulation, but now that Al Gore embraces them, they prove how reasonable the Nobel laureate is.

The not-so-good professor seems to have taken the reasoning behind John Kerry's famous inconsistency to heart. In this instance the poles are temporally reversed - Krugman appears to have been against it before he was for it. Krugman proves once again that he can never, ever be accused of foolish consistency nor having any principles which might interfere with the current party line.