Thursday, February 25, 2010

I've got the Krugman Blues

Professor of Economics and International Affairs Paul Krugman was the subject of a recent jam called “The Krugman Blues.” The song is written and performed by Loudon Wainwright III, an American singer and actor. In the tune, he bemoans that “Paul Krugman’s on the op-ed page. That’s where I get the blues.”

Princeton gets a shout out in the song when Wainwright sings, “Sometimes when he’s on the TV, in the background you can spot his school logo. Paul teaches at Princeton U, so Krugman ought to know.”

In case you want to catch more of the blues, Wainwright has an entire album of economy-related pieces called “10 Songs for the New Depression,” which includes “The Krugman Blues.”

By Sara Connolly, staff writer for News.