Ferguson set the record straight:
"A few months back, in a dialogue in Korea with Niall Ferguson, I suggested a macroeconomic version of Godwin’s Law: the first person to bring up the Weimar hyperinflation is considered to have lost the debate. He was, um, not happy." -- Paul Krugman on his blog, 27 December 2010.
"My response to Krugman was that there should be a new Krugman's Law: the first person to claim he has won the debate has lost the debate. So comprehensively did Krugman lose this exchange that one Korean newspaper ran the headline the next day: 'A great Nobel Prize winner humiliated like a dog in Korea.' Unhappy? You now know which of us, um, was."AWWWWWW SUH-NAPP! ECONOMIST SMACKDOWN! Personally, we like this contribution the most: Responding to an accusation that "David Tang is a creep," Sir David replied that "This is greatly exaggerated." While the Solipsist cannot afford the $1,000 membership fee, we would like to take this opportunity to rebut some baseless accusations that have cropped up recently: 1) We do not use our cats in Satanic rituals. That's what the guinea pig is for. 2) We never claimed that Canadians were responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster--only for the failures of New Orleans' levees after Hurricane Katrina. 3) It was mayonnaise! Solipsistography "For $1,000, Site Lets Celebrities Say It Ain't So"