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See, this is how I can’t win. Yesterday, I took the high road and conceded that Krugman is a “serious economist.” Since then I’ve gotten deluged with email from other serious economists saying “no he’s not — not anymore.” But if I hadn’t tipped my hat to Krugman and conceded his serious economist status I would have gotten drilled with emails saying, “he’s the most respected economist since Keynes!” (let’s not have a debate about Keynes, okay?).

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