So I finally made a chunk of time to read and think about Michael Kinsley's response to Paul Krugman's rebuttal of Kinsley's claim that Krugman was engaged in a "misguided moral crusade against" rather than a technocratic critique of "austerity".
First and most essential, I need to set some rules here: If I'm going to be called a canine of any form, standards must be maintained.
I insist that it be not "attack dog" but either:
- the Maoist "running dog", or
- Jon Snow's direwolf: Ghost.
Those are the approved options. Pick one. Use it. Stick to it. It's really not hard at all to do.