Perennially-wrong economist Paul Krugman is demanding that Professor Harald Uhlig of the University of Chicago resign as editor of the Journal of Political Economy because he criticized the radical Black Lives Matter (BLM) push to “defund the police.”
“Too bad, but #blacklivesmatter per its core organization @Blklivesmatter just torpedoed itself, with its full-fledged support of #defundthepolice : “We call for a national defunding of police.” Suuuure. They knew this is non-starter, and tried a sensible Orwell 1984 of saying,” Uhlig posted on Twitter.
This sparked the circulation of a petition to the co-editors of the Journal and the director of The University of Chicago Press, demanding that Uhlig be made to resign for “trivializing” the movement. Krugman publicly denounced Uhlig on Twitter as “yet another privileged white man who evidently can’t control his urge to belittle the concerns of those less fortunate.”
Ironically, Uhlig has supported the Black Lives Matter cause as “legitimate,” but mere “allyship” is not enough for the woke crowd of Cancel Culture, which demands ideological purity and brooks no self-criticism.