Monday, October 13, 2008

Krugman Wins Nobel Prize for Economics

Congratulations Professor Krugman!!!!

In the darkest days of the Bush administration, your column was one of the only steady beacons of light. I know precious little about "trade theory," but I know your bravery and honesty in the face of the barrage of bullsh*t the Bush administration was throwing at the public helped me stay hopeful when it looked like most other people had lost their minds.

Personally, I'm very happy for you.

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Blogger George said...

Ed, Yeah, I'm in agreement. A sane voice.

His article in todays NYT, Gordon Does Good is worth a read. He's pointing out that Gordon Brown, the British prime minister has the most likely and probably the most effective solution to the current problem.

Later in the article he said "It’s hard to avoid the sense that Mr. Paulson’s initial response was distorted by ideology. Remember, he works for an administration whose philosophy of government can be summed up as “private good, public bad,” which must have made it hard to face up to the need for partial government ownership of the financial sector"

10/13/2008 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

I couldn't agree more. Krugman has been a dependable and essential voice during very dark days.

10/14/2008 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Armen Shirvanian said...

The prize appears to have been awarded fairly, and the contributions from this individual were not at a level that could be ignored by the prize committee. There are times when one's message could almost continue on on its own.

10/16/2008 05:43:00 PM  

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