Econospinning

Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers, by Gene Epstein, economics editor at Barron’s.

Imagine lengthy polemics against the use of numbers in the work of Paul Krugman (most of all), the Op-Ed page of The Wall Street Journal, Brad DeLong, Steve Levitt, and Barbara Ehrenreich, among others.  Except the vehicle isn’t the blogosphere, it is a book!

This one is guaranteed to ruffle feathers.  Here is the book’s home page.