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Ruth Marcus is among my favorite liberal columnists and Paul Krugman is perhaps my least favorite. So it’s no surprise that I enjoyed Marcus’s takedown of Krugman’s claim that “the whole Beltway obsession with the fiscal burden of an aging population is misguided.” Marcus shows that Krugman (a) was himself obsessed with this matter early in the decade and (b) is misrepresenting the statements others have made in the debate.
UPDATE: Krugman responds to Marcus in a blog post called “They Hate Me! They Really Hate Me!” (check it out; I’m not making this up). Donald Luskin makes easy work of Krugman’s response.
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