Monday, October 27, 2008

Econometry with Paul Krugman

As I am a huge fan of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, I was thrilled to see that he began his October 27th column by referencing a poem by William Butler Yeats:
"Economic data rarely inspire poetic thoughts. But as I was contemplating the latest set of numbers, I realized that I had William Butler Yeats running through my head: 'Turning and turning in the widening gyre / The falcon cannot hear the falconer; / Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.' "

In case you haven't figured it out thus far, Krugman's column is not the most uplifting commentary about our economy.

By the way, that picture of Krugman with the cat is from Rolling Stone where you can listen to an interview with Krugman from 2007.

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