Talking Points on the Designation of Christina D. Romer as the Candidate to Be Nominated by President Obama to the Senate for the Post of Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
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New Republic Crashed-and-Burned Watch (Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?)

John Judis on Christina Romer:

Mistreating Depression: First, [Romer's] history is misleading. She singles out the "1950s" as an Eden of economic policy and performance. She acknowledges later that "there were two recessions in the 1950s, and that in 1958 was quite deep," but even that acknowledgement is insufficient. Yes, it is true if you define the "1950s" literally as 1950 to 1959; but there were four recessions from 1948 to 1960...

This isn't up to Donald Luskin Stupidest Man AliveTM levels, but it is remarkably close.

The rest of the article is no better.

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