Friday, September 17, 2010

Rajan's Reply

Ragu Rajan replies to Krugman and Wells attack on his book Fault Lines. The book is excellent, no time to discuss it now. The reply is devastating and valuable.

Here is a small taste (but important point):
Krugman starts with a diatribe on why so many economists are “asking how we got into this mess rather than telling us how to get out of it.” Krugman apparently believes that his standard response of more stimulus applies regardless of the reasons why we are in the economic downturn. Yet it is precisely because I think the policy response to the last crisis contributed to getting us into this one that it is worthwhile examining how we got into this mess, and to resist the unreflective policies that Krugman advocates.
Read the whole thing.

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