For several weeks, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has taken aim at The Heritage Foundation and our economic analysis of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) 2010 federal budget.

In an open letter to the Nobel-Prize winning liberal economist, Heritage’s Bill Beach responds point-for-point to Krugman’s attacks. Beach, who directs Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, begins the letter this way:

Over the past two weeks, you have relentlessly engaged in dishonest, deceptive and factually incorrect critiques of Heritage’s recent analysis of the Ryan budget plan, and they need to be addressed. With all of the work good people of every political stripe need to be doing in Washington today, the last thing we all have time for is correcting your typically contrived commentary. But when The New York Times gives you such a platform to spread distortions, they necessitate a response.

Read Beach’s full response on Heritage’s Foundry blog.

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