Monday, March 30, 2009

Krugman's 15 Minutes, complete with a Newsweek cover

Paul Krugman thinks that "Obama is Wrong," according to this week's cover of Newsweek. Inside, visiting journalism professor and Newsweek assistant managing editor Evan Thomas has penned a 2,850-word piece that describes the Wilson School professor and 2008 Nobel laureate as the new president's biggest liberal critic.

Friend and fellow prof. Sean Wilentz lets us know that Krugman "doesn't like hauteur in any shape or form. He doesn't like to be fucked with."

And Thomas fills us in on Krugman's weekly schedule: "He is, to be sure, insanely busy, producing two columns a week, teaching two courses and still writing books (his latest is "The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008"). He posts to his blog as many as six times a day. Last Thursday morning, he was gleeful because he was able to thump a blogger who insisted, wrongly, that Keynes did not use much math in his work."