Pat Patterson, Monroe
Krugman’s credentials are beyond question
In response to the letter writer who questioned Paul Krugman’s place on the AJC’s opinion page (“Columnist is beyond a leftist, and must go,” Opinion, June 5), allow me to inform that writer that Krugman is one the world’s foremost economists. Krugman is a Keynesian theorist whose opinions are well respected by those who favor pragmatic solutions to economic upheavals over dogmatic agendas. I’ve followed Krugman for years and find his solutions spot-on to what ails this economy. I believe, however, in an economy that promotes the common good — not just the good of the privileged. Someone with a different worldview might favor other theories. But Krugman is a welcome addition to the opinion page.
Jack H. Davis, Douglasville
A stranger reassures me about our future
Several days ago, my wife and I went to a neighborhood restaurant for breakfast. I need to walk with a cane. As I approached the inner door to the dining area, I saw a young man sitting at the counter, who got off his stool and fast-paced to the door. He opened the door for me with a polite “Sir.” I thanked him and as I walked past him, I noticed he was wearing a T-shirt with “USMC” imprinted on it. I turned to him and said, “A Marine would do that. Thank you, again.” He gave me a polite, “You’re welcome, sir.”
With young men (and women) of this caliber and the support of the old ( like me), there is no question in my mind that our country will come out of the malaise we are in stronger and greater than ever.
DAN SIEGEL, DACULA