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27 April 2012updated 26 Sep 2015 7:17pm

Opinionomics | 27 April 2012

Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring a clash of titans and the death of a fairytale

By Alex Hern

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)

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Ezra Klein acts as an impartial adjudicator in the battle between two American heavyweights.

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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.