This is a Scott Sumner update:
In my view the now famous Krugman “test” of market monetarism is an indication of the pathetic state of modern macro. We are still in the Stone Age. Future generations will look back on us and shake their heads. What were they thinking?…They’ll look back on us the way modern chemists look back on alchemists. It’s almost like people don’t want to know the truth, they don’t want answers to these questions, as then the mystical power of macroeconomists with their structural models would be exposed as a sham. Remember when the Christian church produced bibles and sermons in a language that only the priesthood could understand? That’s macroeconomics circa 2013.