Conventional wisdom as a proxy for acceptability
Conventional wisdom is "the ideas which are esteemed at any time for their acceptability."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
The Pain Caucus
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: May 30, 2010
Less than a year into a weak recovery from the worst slump since World War II, there is a dangerous urge to stop helping the jobless and start inflicting pain.