Thursday, October 16, 2008

What a week!

For Paul Krugman, that is. First he wins the Nobel Prize in Economics. Then Wikipedia says he died. Then we find out that was simply cyber-vandalism, and he's alive and well. As Krugman says on his blog, the reports of his death have been "greatly exaggerated".

His Wikipedia page has been updated, but someone did manage to get a screen shot of the sad (and fake) news:

In addition to being a political commentator, Krugman is a serious academic economist and a giant in the field of international trade theory. Plus he takes one hell of a candid photo:

So congratulations Paul Krugman, for winning the Nobel Prize and for not being dead!

Also, for those interested in trade theory, the Nobel website has a game called "Trade Ruler".

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