Paul Krugman Profile in FT

There is a drive-by profile of economist/columnist Paul Krugman in the Weekend FT. Others will harangue about what Krugman says (Bush is bad), and about what the FT says about what he says (Krugman says Bush is bad), so I’ll just say that the FT has an entertaining Psych 101 take on the two sides of Krugman’s persona warring with one another:

Now Krugman the painstaking number cruncher is beginning to jostle for position with Krugman the political agitator. There is a whiff of intrigue in his telling of the story of contemporary American politics, the suggestion of men in the dark plotting strange, millennial occurrences. But he makes no apologies. “Last year’s crazy conspiracy theory,” he says, “is this year’s established wisdom.”

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