by tristero

Paul Krugman wins the Nobel Prize for economics and the heartiest congratulations are in order! Like so many laypeople, I know Krugman's economics work only from his lucid columns in the Times and the discussions they've generated. They have always been a deep pleasure to read, even when the economic news has been, as it has recently, terrifying.

Krugman, of course, was one of the earliest, and most informed, critics of Bush and the madness of the eight years. I'm sure I'm not the only one who felt that their sanity was often buttresed by the reality check Krugman's political columns provided.

Congratulations, Dr. Krugman, and thank you for all the intelligence and commonsense you provide to all of us in the reality-based community!

UPDATE: Added link to Krugman's recent Times column.