A windmill Tabarrok is

Delong thinks the WSJ article and Prof. Tabarrok’s post are about:

What did the New Deal do to relieve economic distress–i.e., was the New Deal a failure?

They’re not. The WSJ article is about Hoover being a tool and Roosevelt prolonging the depression (which isn’t to say the New Deal, on net, was a bad thing). Tabarrok’s post was about neither of those things.

We live on a strange, strange planet.