Krugman Summary

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Krugman begins by extolling the Democrats for their usual methods of underselling their economic objectives. However, by harshly critiquing Bernie Sanders’s economic plans, a tonal shift occurs. This bipolar tonal shift could be confusing to the readers as the shift is surprising and unexpected. A pessimistic atmosphere is developed through certain word choices including “excommunicating,” and “unfortunately,” and phrases like “rightly mocked,” “not ready for prime time,” and “aren’t just implausible.” Other tools used to create this atmosphere primarily consisted of using his own voice and common vernacular, one example being “Sorry, but there’s just no way to justify this stuff. For wonks like me, it is, frankly, horrifying.” Establishing
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