12 November 2003


Luskin's Krugman-baiting - though more or less a hobby, while he works as an investment consultant - is the latest incarnation of an old tradition, dating back to the days of that great Colonial pundit Thomas Paine, who was hounded relentlessly by William Cobbett, a.k.a. Peter Porcupine, in the Porcupine's Gazette. The bird-dogging game abated over time, but it has been revived in the internet era, with the proliferation of nitpicking bloggers, or what you might call "blalkers".

At last! An uglier word than Iraqificaiton, although a word that is probably needed.

Link via Fables of the Reconstruction

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