Where does the buck stop?


Krugman wonders if anyone decided to actual check Niall Ferguson’s sources before his story was published:

Now, I don’t expect a publication that responds to daily or weekly news to do New Yorker-style fact checking. But it should demand that anyone who writes for it document all of his or her factual assertions – and an editor should check that documentation to see that it actually matches what the writer says.

source: Kinds Of Wrong – NYTimes.com.

Paul Krugman is the (Shr)illest.