From a reader:
Well, it was fun while it lasted, but there is no way that we can continue to refer to the Krugman Cat Index and maintain any level of intellectual honesty. On the news this morning that the economy is growing faster than it has at any point since 1984, Krugman’s cat is surely dead. Think about it. 1984! Could the news be any better? The nation’s economy is growing so fast that you have to go back to the last time taxes were cut this much, at practically the same point after the taxes were cut, to find something to match it.
The cat is a fine red mist, and Krugman needs a new pair of shoes.