Paul Krugman+ Your Authors @paulkrugman Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” "Arguing With Zombies," + more. Jul. 19, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

So the Portland Police Association says its office was set on fire by protestors. The key word is "says." Maybe it really happened. But at this point nobody should trust a police union's word on such things 1/

Remember the poisoned milk shakes? 2/ 

This kind of thing is why "don't disseminate conspiracy theories" isn't helpful advice right now. By all means keep your eye on the big stuff. But we're now in a situation in which questioning what authority figures claim is just being realistic 3/

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