Economist Bob Murphy has come up with a clever strategy to shame economist Paul Krugman into debating him on the topic of Austrian Economics and the business cycle. He is asking for pledges from those who want to see a Murphy versus Krugman debate.
If Krugman accepts, pledged money will go to feeding the needy in New York City. If Krugman turns out to be more mean spirited than Scrooge, and fails to agree to a debate, there will be no food.
Krugman has been dissing Austrian economics since the day he was born and an Austrian born obstetrician slapped him on the butt (See: The Strange Mind of Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman)
For details of Murphy's challenge see Tom Woods.
And don't forget, you can see Murphy live and up close in Boston next Friday. He has even agreed to pose for pictures, so you will have proof you knew Murphy before he knocked out Krugman in what very well may be the most important economics debate of the early 21st Century.
Details on the Boston event, where I will be pontificating also, are here.