Here’s news I can use: Krugman talked smack about Mankiw, Mankiw politely proposed a bet, and Krugman ignored his offer.  Which reminds me – I’m still waiting for Andy Kessler to accept my bet on the bailout.

I have a dream that one day, people who refuse to bet on their statements will be viewed with greater contempt than those who bet and lose.  Who’s with me?