As the friendly and not-so-friendly fire continues to pour down on me, following my article about economists, I am grateful for support from whatever source. But it’s particularly pleasing to get it from within the serried ranks of economists.
Phillippe Legrain, a former colleague and author of learned (and lively) books on trade and on the global economy, attempts to arbitrate in a friendly fashion between me and Tim Harford. Apparently we’re both right. Or possibly just talking at cross purposes.