Once again, Paul Krugman has decided that anyone who doesn’t agree with his view of the sociopolitical world are lost somewhere between stupid and evil (“GOP elite cling to disdain for white working class,” Opinion, March 21). The key to his pejorative rant is found in the phrase “every other advanced country” which he consistently uses as the baseline against which America should be harshly judged. The problem is that America doesn’t fit the stereotypical cookie-cutter model of governance that he adores. He should consider that white working-class mortality may be caused, at least in part, by having to work harder for less because the government taxes productivity to achieve their socialist goal of wealth redistribution. He loves this noble-sounding excuse for legitimized theft, but it’s still theft and it’s killing people.
DENNIS MCGOWAN, SNELLVILLE