Originally Posted by Manton
[...]since the veracity Krugman's claim depends on him being able read minds, how can you possibly know it's true?
Krugman's claims are not based on mind reading but rather on observations regarding the individuals' actions and statements. I see your argument here as problematic, since it seems to imply that we can never be allowed to make an assessment of another person's motivation. Instead, wouldn't it be...