Krugman hates the middle class: Econo-nerd Paul Krugman hates the middle class. He hates them so much that now, in addition to maintaining his support for inflation inducing policies drives up their costs while keeping wages stagnant, he expects them to pay for a tax hike on some of the rich. Someone should tell this guy to mind his own business. But he doesn’t have his own business. He only has an incessant need to control all of ours.