- Bob Murphy apparently thinks that since Krugman's column wasn't full of budget numbers that implies it was about exploring the working relationship between Mellon and Hoover. Rob Rawlings has the right idea in the comment section: it's really not good that accusations of dishonesty get tossed around so carelessly.
- LK has two excellent posts on this - one on Hoover's speech in 1936 and one on the memoir passage.
I have a soft spot for Hoover. He was an interesting guy with very nuanced ideas about public life. He was thoughtful. He was sympathetic. And I think I kind of feel bad for him too.