FIRST AL GORE, NOW THIS: A Nobel Prize for Paul Krugman. Well, it's for his economics, not his punditry. Back when I used to do international trade law, his economic work was very well-regarded.
UPDATE: Reader Bruce Jacobson emails with a question that makes a good Insta-Poll.
|On a scale of insufferability, how much more insufferable will the Nobel make Paul Krugman?|
|Humbled by the honor, he will be far more measured and thoughtful in the future.|
|So insufferable you wouldn'tbelieve it.|
I'll pick this: