Well, he looks not so much insane as that he woke up in a strange place (world), which kind of scares him, and still hasn’t figured out where that place is. All he knows is that everyone who lives here is always wrong and, he, being from somewhere else, is always right.
Wait a minute, wait a minute. He works for the New York Times, which is nothing more than the thinly disguised Daily Planet. Paul Krugman is Clark Kent. He is Superman. He is from Krypton where all the world’s smartest people are from.
By George (Reeves), I think I’ve got it.