Neil Irwin and Brad Plumer discuss that much-criticized Reinhart-Rogoff paper, what it says about the world's fixation on debt, and whether we should place less faith in economic studies:
Here's the other post we discuss in Wonktalk: Why do people hate deficits?
*Update and correction: In the Wonktalk, I mentioned that the Reinhart-Rogoff study in question was "peer-reviewed" — that's actually incorrect. I thought the paper had been published in American Economic Review, which is peer-reviewed. But it had been published in American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, which is not. --Brad