Monday, October 13, 2008
The only real liberal mainstream pundit out there with any balls wins a Nobel. I frankly wonder how much politics played a role in this. If I were a European looking at the frightful wasteland that has become of America's discourse, I'd be doing anything in my power to raise the visibility of the few sane, honest contributors to that discourse I could. This isn't to disparage Krugman's economic work, the merits of which I'm not qualified to judge. But I suspect when all is said and done it will be Krugman's work as a pundit that will leave its most lasting mark on our country. At least, I hope so.