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ANYTHING PEACEFUL

Who Told Whom So?

JUNE 15, 2011 by SHELDON RICHMAN

From Mario Rizzo at ThinkMarkets:

In recent months – or has it been years? – Paul Krugman and Brad DeLong have been saying, in effect, “We told you so – the stimulus was not enough. Look at the sluggish economy and high unemployment rate.”

They are arguing that the problem with the fiscal stimulus is that it was not enough. The idea was right but the quantity was wrong.

Let it pass that at ThinkMarkets it was predicted that this is what the stimulus advocates would say in the event that the economy did not improve as much as they wanted.

The basic problem with the quantitative claim is that it skirts some real problems in the analysis.

The rest is here and definitely worth reading.

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SHELDON RICHMAN

Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and TheFreemanOnline.org, and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families.

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