Dear NY Times: Paul Krugman's Treason
Editor, The New York Times
To the Editor:
It's more accurate to say that Mr. Krugman is committing treason against reasoned debate. One of the most compelling arguments against climate-change regulation is not that global warming isn't occurring but, rather, that the dangers of further regulation far outweigh its likely benefits. Government regulation inevitably is a political animal; it's never guided purely, or even largely, by disinterested science.
Is it treasonous to worry about the influence of interest-groups on regulation? Is it treasonous to fear that centralizing more power in
Donald J. Boudreaux
Don Boudreaux is the Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University and a Business & Media Institute adviser.