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Krugman and Bernanke Bully-Talk

Over at The Fiscal Times, Liz Peek has a must-read column – “Krugman’s Left-Wing Bullying of Bernanke” — charging the New York Times columnist with having “vaulted over the line” with “an ad hominem attack on Fed Chair Ben Bernanke for not doing enough to boost the economy.” Wrires Peek:

Krugman’s anxiety that the stuttering recovery will bounce President Obama from the White House seems to have loosened his already-fragile grip on reality. His conclusion – that “right-wing bullying” is holding Bernanke back — seems especially nonsensical, even for the truculent Mr. Krugman.

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