Wednesday, December 12, 2018

22 Days in Paul Krugman's Masterclass (Day 22) (The End)

V.I. Lenin
This is it, Paul Krugman's final Masterclass lesson and boy does he want to get out of class quickly.

Lesson 22 is all of 3 minutes and 21 seconds long.

If one wanted to be very generous, one could call this Krugman's attempt at Lenin's "What is to Be Done?"

Lenin, as evil and bad as he was in terms of economic theory and execution, he was a master strategist of revolution and political change. If Lenin, in his current preserved state in Red Square, Moscow,  were ever to somehow be able to hear this last class of Krugman's he would sit up, have a good belly laugh and order the killing of all economics professors.

The notes for this class start off, "Paul ends his class with parting advice for aspiring activists and policy makers..."

What's P. Krugman's advice?

If you want to be an activist, become active and, I am not making this up, "be sure to vote."

He also says you should read a lot. On this I can concur, I would start here.

-RW 

Links to discussions of all Krugman's Masterclass lessons are here.

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