I'm guessing most of my readers have seen this NY Times op-ed by Paul Krugman since Brad Delong and Mark Thoma have both posted it (and y'all probably read Krugman regularly, too). I'm posting it here along with a plea. Please try to get as many of your non-econ, non-econ blog reading friends and family as you can to read it. It is really important and it's a good effort to inform the electorate about why deficit hawkery is not the right tack to take now.
It's too bad in a way that this particular article appears as op-ed. It's opinion, I suppose, in the sense that for all the economists who agree with Krugman, there is some finite number of economists who disagree. But the article is a concise distillation of macro economic theory by someone who is credible and has a better grasp of that theory, particularly as it applies to deep recessions where monetary policy is constricted by the zero interest bound, than many (most?) other economists.
I also wanted to let those readers who might be interested know that I'll be traveling over the next 10 days or so. Blog posts may be more sporadic than usual, depending on internet access. Thanks for continuing to visit.