Think about it! He has facial hair. He sometimes of mumbles when he talks. He's easily agitated by people that disagree with him. He has a lot of followers that passionately promote him without really understanding the issues at hand. And he doesn't approve of the decisions of European policymakers.
In light of Bob Murphy's recent post, I just feel like I need to up the ante from "modern day Bastiat" (which I agree with Karl Smith actually does suit Krugman).
One difference, of course, is this.