Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Paul Krugman Wishes He Had a Bigger Purpose to His Life

Paul Krugman
Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes in his private email letter:
I’ve had a wonderful professional life, getting well paid to do work that I enjoy and even amounts to a vocation. Yet I sometimes feel the hankering for something more — a sense of serving a larger purpose, including being willing to make big sacrifices if necessary.
Oh please, Paul,

Quit writing for the establishment, start writing truth at a web site that is not backed by the establishment (or pretty much anyone else). Learn Austrian school economics without ripping it down without understanding it. That will do it.

But you aren't doing it, Paul, because you aren't tough enough.

You need middle of the bell curve crowds and manipulative sponsors to back up your lack of confidence and internal fortitude.

After you are gone, you are going to be forgotten.

-RW

11 comments:

  1. He could take up dueling with pistols, I'd be happy to teach him.

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  2. Note that he has no children, no fulfilling & lasting legacy, and he's regretting it. Not saying it's for everyone, but families are the bedrock of society and offer fulfilling lives, requiring those big sacrifices he speaks.

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  3. It's more likely that books will be written and courses taught in the future based on his writings. And streets named after him. And statues erected that kind of look like him.

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    1. 10 years after he's dead nobody will remember his name. It's just how it is.

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    2. I was pessimisticaly half joking.

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  4. Tell us how you really feel RW.

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  5. Seems like he's once again angling for a position in the next Democratic administration.

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  6. Personally, I think Paul Krugman sold out because it is more profitable to be a political hack than an economist. His earlier writings suggest that he knows better than to believe the utter nonsense he spouts these days.

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    1. Of course he did. If he didn't he would be toiling away in poverty and obscurity. Intellectuals know that if they want to have economically viable careers they have to serve the status-quo power structure.

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