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Paul Krugman attends The Russia Forum 2012 in Moscow February 2, 2012. (Anton Golubev/Reuters) The elites and the plebs are right about one another.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S nuffling around in the dense underbrush of his own resentments and anxieties, Paul Krugman of the New York Times has happened upon a truffle of truth: Politics is consumption.

Expounding upon a “Snake Oil Theory of the Modern Right,” Professor Krugman notes that many right-wing media figures who push vaccine kookery and Ivermectin quackery make a fair bit of their money selling questionable dietary supplements and sundry nostrums — not literal snake oil, but literal fish oil, among other products.

(N.B.: The Mayo people are pretty friendly toward fish oil — and by Mayo, I mean Mayo Clinic, not the shady lobbyists

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