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Paul Krugman Concedes Defeat to Paul Ryan?

The sound of silence.

7:40 AM, Aug 12, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Krugman has still not responded to McArdle's post. Nor has Krugman tried to rebut Ryan's comments to TWS in defense of the Roadmap's tax reform and spending freeze. Why is Krugman so certain that the Tax Policy Center's analysis is better than the Treasury Department's? And, while we're at it, could it really be true that Krugman changed the comment policy on his blog in order to keep his commenters from debunking his arguments?

Hopefully, for Paul Ryan's sake, the reason Krugman is too busy to answer these questions right now isn't that he's planning another one of his famous effigy-burning parties.

Update (11:40 a.m.): On his blog this morning, Krugman criticizes a New York Times profile of Ryan. He accuses Ryan of being a dishonest person but is still silent on whether or not he was wrong to falsely accuse Ryan of choosing not to have CBO or JCT score the revenue side of the Roadmap.

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