Megan McArdle says this:

I’ve seen no indication that farm futures are going to be harmed by derivatives regulation, and the rest of it consists of saying, basically, “Some people are worried that they might not be able to get loans.” By that logic, plane tickets to Vegas are an equally big problem for farmers.

And Andrews calls it “hack journalism” and “bogus propaganda.”

It’s certainly not the paper’s finest hour.


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Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @ryanchittum.