Paul Krugman and Niall Ferguson: The Great Inflation Smackdown

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How afraid should we be about inflation? Via a nice post from Ezra Klein, I see Daniel Gross has a Slate column parsing the arguments between Paul Krugman and Niall Ferguson. Krugman wrote a column last week suggesting the inflation scare was in part a Republican conspiracy, and Ferguson devoted an FT column to settling a debate he had with Krugman on a panel in New York. (Yikes.) What's the controversy? From Gross:

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Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. More

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism, an economics blog that was recently published in book form by Simon and Schuster. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. He is also on Twitter.
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