The Atlanticâ€™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 â€” and he appears to be intentionally misleading, too. Ryan â€” who was my colleague at Empower America and who is a notoriously decent and civilized fellow â€” decided to characterize Krugman in the most innocuous way possible, calling him â€œintellectually lazy.â€
To think that Krugman ranks as one of the most important columnists at the New York Times tells us a great deal, indeed.