==> I’m not going to bother with a full write-up, but in this post Krugman makes a joke, but inadvertently reveals what we’ve been saying all along: His solution to a depressed economy is to ignite a boom. In this particular post, Krugman is ridiculing the idea that Ireland is in recovery, because they’re not in a boom. Since Ireland isn’t currently in a boom–according to the logic behind Krugman’s sarcastic quip–the policies in Ireland must be bad.
==> John Taylor (HT2 Don Boudreaux) responds calmly to one of Krugman’s critiques.
==> Has anybody been following this Climategate 3.0 stuff? I’m assuming there’s nothing shocking since I haven’t heard much since the story broke?
==> Something is really screwy with this Bryan Caplan post. He quotes Mises on the logic of bureaucracy, and then somehow twists that into Mises supporting government death panels. Instead, I could take the exact same quote from Mises and argue, “See why it’s important to have a free market in health care and insurance? Otherwise we’d have government death panels. Zoinks!”
==> Steve Hanke on Hayek vs. Krugman. (Thanks to von Pepe.)