2. Via Greg Mankiw. Reinhart responds to Paul Krugman. Krugman has been extremely obnoxious about an error in their paper. An excerpt:
3. The March against Monsanto. Of all the things in the world that cause problems, tough to believe people have free time to protest this. Bad use of a limited resource (time). Further, GM foods are crucial to agricultural productivity and decreasing food prices (which translates to decreasing world hunger). Yet these protesters spend time and energy fighting against them. It would be sad enough if the protesters were just expending their energy on something useless, instead of trying to solve actual problems in our world. The fact that what the protesters want is counterproductive makes it worse. It is just sad.
We admire your past scholarly work, which influences us to this day. So it has been with deep disappointment that we have experienced your spectacularly uncivil behavior the past few weeks. You have attacked us in very personal terms, virtually non-stop, in your column and blog posts. Now you have doubled down in the you imply