The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle sent a torpedo into the bow of the U.S.S. Paul Krugman. The damage is enormous and irreparable.
Professor Krugman, in trying to take on Rep. Paul Ryan, looks like an ideological fool — and he appears to be intentionally misleading, too. Ryan — who was my colleague at Empower America and who is a notoriously decent and civilized fellow — decided to characterize Krugman in the most innocuous way possible, calling him “intellectually lazy.”
To think that Krugman ranks as one of the most important columnists at the New York Times tells us a great deal, indeed.