Paul Krugman: Ooo, What a Giveaway
In the November 15 issue of Rolling Stone, one more in their continuing series of 40th anniversary celebrations, this time centering on interviews with Big Thinkers, Paul Krugman is in the mix.
Asked to name his great inspiration, he says: Isaac Asimov's Foundation series–a tale of super social scientists who can accurately pinpoint laws of mass social behavior that allow them to predict, and manipulate, all of human civilization and future history. "That's always what I wanted to be," saith the economist turned pundit. Good luck with that project, Dr. Krugman.
Previous Rolling Stone 40th anniversary blogging by me here and here.