Blinder goes Krugman all over Joe Scarborough
Rather than add anything to my earlier point about how Scarborough hates your mom’s Powerpoint, I’ll just let Alan Blinder talk for a bit about (click through for his full opinion piece, which is short and useful) whether he agrees more with Krugman or Scarborough on deficits:
“I don’t blog, so the purpose of this missive is simple: Can we please end the mini-debate right here? While there may be some small differences between Krugman’s position on reducing the deficit and my own, they are pretty small. Had I been on “Morning Joe” that day, the debate surely would have been two against four, not one against four. Furthermore, Krugman and I are not occupying some obscure corner of the policy debate, where only weirdos live. A large number of economists are on our side. Others, of course, are closer to the Scarborough camp”
Put that in your mom’s Powerpoint and smoke it, Joe.