Monday, August 6, 2012

James Altucher on Paul Krugman

James writes, when asked if Krugman is a brilliant economist or a whiny elitist:
Think about it. “Brilliant economist”. That means: he went to a good school, he went to a good graduate school, he wrote a PhD thesis that got acclaim from other PhDs in the area and got him published quite a bit in hard-to-read academic journals edited by other PhDs who went to good schools. And he did this over and over for many years.

Combine that with the fact that the first doorway information opens to get into your brain is the amygdala, the part of the brain that responds to danger and is ready instantly to pounce with rage, fear, anxiety, etc.

Put the two together.

Now what words come out? It turns out “brilliant economist” and “whiny elitist” can be interchangeable

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