Dear Commons Community,
Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate in Economics, professor at Princeton University and New York Times columnist, was at the Graduate Center last night where he responded to questions from Peter Beinart. He also responded to questions from the audience. All in all it was quite an evening with great insights into the state of our economy. However, I thought one of his best comments related to the pride he takes in writing about complex topics in a manner that the general public can understand. About fifteen years ago, I attended a talk at Fordham University given by Herbert Simon, another Nobel Laureate in Economics (1978), who said almost the exact same thing. It is grand to see that academics of such accomplishment think and care about the common citizen when sharing their knowledge.
Thank you, Prof. Krugman!