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. 26, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

One of these trajectories is not like the others. Is it Trump's fault? Of course: pandemic response is heavily dependent on presidential leadership, and Trump has been a malign influence every step of the way 1/

But it's not just Trump. Republican governors also played crucial dire roles 2/

Ron DeSantis killed a lot of Floridians 3/ 

Abbott killed a lot of Texans, although his state's toxic political culture is making it hard for him to do better 4/ 

So it's the ideology of modern conservatism as a whole, but just Trump's hopeless inadequacy, that has made America the sick man of the Western world — literally 5/

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