Economy 27 April 2012 Opinionomics | 27 April 2012 Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring a clash of titans and the death of a fairytale Print HTML 1. Is ‘Fiscal Cliff’ a Keynesian Topography Mistake? (Bloomberg View) Caroline Baum presents a very monetarist view of the "fiscal cliff" – is it even an issue? 2. Can national statistics be self-fulfilling? (Reuters) Felix Salmon looks at the possibility that by declaring recession, we now may be inevitably in a recession. 3. Ben Bernanke vs. Paul Krugman (Washington Post | Wonkblog) Ezra Klein acts as an impartial adjudicator in the battle between two American heavyweights. 4. The Coalition has failed. There is an alternative. Can Ed Miliband be its champion? (Independent) Owen Jones argues for a convincing left-wing alternative to the coalition's economic dogma. 5. Death of a Fairy Tale (New York Times) Paul Krugman celebrates the death of austerity. › Gilbey on Film: Cinemagoers of the world unite! Georgetown University students protest a speech by Rep. Paul Ryan (R). Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. From only £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles The free market? There's no such thing Housing associations are under pressure - but we're doing our best Why is the government giving £45m to Roman Abramovich while letting a British steelworks go to the wall?