My throwaway line that some people at the University of Chicago "reeeeaaaally didn't like Paul Krugman's article about the state of macroeconomics" has gotten so much traffic, thanks to a link from Krugman, that I feel obliged to go a bit deeper. My observation was occasioned by a conversation with a couple of mild-mannered, open-minded finance professors who aren't directly involved in the debates at the heart 0f Krugman's article. They mainly just thought Krugman was being rude and unscholarly.

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