Monday, October 13, 2008

guess who's a winner?

guess who won the nobel prize* for economics? everyone's favorite angry columnist and runner-up in the gawker hotties "men of the new york times" contest, paul krugman! (i said angry, not crazy.)

the wall street journal begrudgingly congratulated krugman in a lukewarm article that describes him as "a Princeton University scholar whose groundbreaking study on trade is less known to the public than his withering assessment of the Bush administration." the article reassures its readers that krugman wasn't being honored for his op-eds, citing not one, but two experts in the field as evidence. the journal also points out that the prize given to krugman "isn't technically a Nobel but the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel." ooooooooh take that krugman! so much for your groundbreaking research and analysis on trade patterns and location of economic activity!

1 comment:

Thumbu Sammy said...

Man, that's great news. Krugman always looks so damn scared and nervous - this should do wonders for his confidence.