Is there anything more pathetically and transparently shoddy and dishonest than Greg Mankiw’s pretense at economics?
Why, yes there is: Greg Mankiw’s pretense at philosophy.
Isaac Chotiner reads Mankiw, so you don’t have to.
Extra bonus fallacy: Now that millions of people have Obamacare coverage, Mankiw’s “first-do-no-harm” approach would argue against repeal. Ditto social security privatization and reneging on public pensions.
What’s disgusting is that Mankiw can’t be, in real life, nearly stupid enough to believe the crap he publishes. If it’s not mere partisan hackery, it must be pure motivated cognition.