Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Paul Krugman Believes Some Nobel Prizewinners are Idiots

From Economic Policy Journal:
Which Nobel Economists Are Idiots? 
Martin Fridson writes at Forbes:

Liberal-leaning Paul Krugman believes some fellow Nobel prizewinners are idiots.  His refusal to tell us which ones leaves many distinguished economists under a cloud and exposes governments to the risk of pursuing idiotic policies.
On July 28, Krugman appeared on National Public Radio’s news quiz show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!  Host Peter Sagal asked about the impact of winning the prize in 2008:  “Now, when you’ve been in an argument with somebody who just won’t listen to you, have you ever been tempted to say, ‘Well, my Nobel says you don’t know what you’re talking [about]...MORE
Here's the Wait, Wait episode in question:
Economist Paul Krugman Plays Not My Job

And here's last week's guest:
'Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Plays Not My Job