Monday, October 13, 2008

My Nobel prize in economics

Well, technically it was earned by Professor Paul Krugman, better known as the man who drives the Right lividly insane ...
Paul Krugman Wins Economics Nobel - Economix Blog -

.... It’s been an extremely weird day, but weird in a positive way,” Mr. Krugman said in an interview on his way to a Washington meeting for the Group of Thirty, an international body from the public and private sectors that discusses international economics. He said he was mostly “preoccupied with the hassles” of trying to make all his scheduled meetings today and answer a constantly-ringing cell phone...
Still. I feel I have a claim of sorts.

I've been a fan of Paul's Dr. Krugman's editorials for years. Brad DeLong sometimes reads my blog, and Paul reads Brad's blog. I've left comments on Krugman's blog and I'm sure he's found them very enlightening. So that must be worth oh, say, a picogram of the Medal.

More, Paul is a leader of my political tribe, the tribe of people who respect the market but who don't worship the market, the tribe for whom the weak matter for reasons of value and self-preservation alike. Picogram number two.

Ergo, My Nobel.

At last.

Congratulations Dr. Krugman and thank you Sweden.

Now, how do you turn this to Barack's advantage? Oh, and save the world too?

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