Krugman, DeLong and Radical Centrism

Split-the-difference centrism is often necessary in a democracy, and not to be despised, but that isn’t how I think about issues. 

Brad DeLong has commented on my beef with Paul Krugman. I'm reluctant to engage, to be honest, because his post exemplifies the intemperance I'm addressing. Once an admirer, I gave up on his commentary a long time ago. You get a sense of the problem from his post about me. He illustrates it with a picture of a clown. He also wants me fired. "Bloomberg has some house-cleaning to do," he says -- charming, and from a tenured academic, to boot.

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