I’ll join with everybody else in linking to this extremely interesting (and depressing) interview of Paul Krugman on Calpundit.
While I’m at it, let me just plug both these guys, for the benefit of my (2 or 3) readers, who may not be familiar with them.
Calpundit is a weblog maintained by Kevin Drum. It started good and has only gotten better. These days it’s my first stop on the web and a must-read for political junkies. He’s a temperamentally moderate, center-left sort, althought he seems to be getting somewhat radicalized lately by the almost unfathomable mendacity and incompetence of the Bush administration. You should add him to your bookmarks.
Paul Krugman is an economics professor at Princeton, and a winner of the American Economic Association’s prestigious John Bates Clark medal, given every two years to “that economist under forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic knowledge.” He is the author of a weekly column in the New York Times and a new book called _The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century_. He is one of the most credentialed and relentless critics of the Bush administration, and the one most difficult to slander and dismiss (although there are plenty of wingnuts out there trying). You should add him to your bookmarks as well–and he’s on a book tour right now, so try to catch him on NPR or one of the many talk shows he’s appearing on.