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Editorial: All right, Paul?

Bronwen Maddox introduces the July issue.

By Bronwen Maddox  

Paul Krugman’s conviction that he has the answer to recession is almost comforting. “I’m right, they’re all wrong,” is a time-honoured declaration by brilliant analysts at arm’s length from power, admirable for its courage if not for its modesty (on that note, see the storm of responses to Richard Dawkins. Krugman’s attack on the policies of the United States, much of Europe, and in particular George Osborne, also reflects his fury at the human cost of unemployment because of a slump that…

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