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Friday, August 16, 2002

Some Red Meat For the Krugman Crowd

And your chef is Brad Delong! Here we go:

Alan Krueger reports that Paul Krugman had a good line last night on the Charlie Rose show. Paul Krugman was trying to illustrate how large the gaps are in how our statistical system covers the economy:

"If you look closely at the numbers, the U.S. is the world's leading exporter of errors and omissions... "

I imagine Mickey Kaus might take a different tack, but my question is: "Has Krugman ever driven a Renault?"

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