- On Milton Friedman. I thought this point about Friedman not being important to the history of economic thought was dumb, though - but most of the post is taken up with how unfortunate it is that the right doesn't seem to be paying much attention to him on practical matters.
- So I felt much better when he wrote this follow up post on Friedman that insisted he wasn't Friedman bashing and drove home what I thought was the main point of the first post anyway - that a lot of the right isn't paying attention to him.
- Krugman talking Kalecki. AWESOME. The paper he cites is nice as a political economy/public choice piece. Of course you don't get the full sweep of Kaleckian economics from that but it's easily his best known contribution among mainstream economists.
- Krugman on how Martin Luther King has become cuddly and what that means.
- Krugman on what people know about policy and how that affects policy.
Recently Pete Boettke promoted Hazlitt as a public intellectual and mocked the idea that Krugman was. On the former claim, I'm willing to hear arguments. As I've said what little I've read of Hazlitt doesn't speak well of him... but then again I'm the first to admit I've only read a little. It's not just that I disagree with him. There are lots of nice public intellectuals that I disagree with. It's that he didn't seem to have a clue what he was talking about. On the latter claim - get real Pete.
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