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Columnist Paul Krugman Wins Nobel Economics Prize
Yahoo ^ | 10/13/08 | KARL RITTER and MATT MOORE

Posted on 10/13/2008 5:48:12 AM PDT by kidd

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist, won the Nobel economic prize Monday for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect trade patterns and the location of economic activity.

Krugman has been a harsh critic of the Bush administration and the Republican Party in The New York Times, where he writes a regular column and has a blog called "Conscience of a Liberal."

He has come out forcefully against John McCain during the economic meltdown, saying the Republican candidate is "more frightening now than he was a few weeks ago" and earlier that the GOP has become "the party of stupid."

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You can now add Krugman to the list of 'fine' Nobel winners: Arafat, Gore, UN IPCC.

Krugman is a joke amongst economists. There was no doubt the the Nobel prize is an instrument of leftist politics. Just another application of the same.

1 posted on 10/13/2008 5:48:14 AM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd

What the heck is going on with FR? can’t post replies on some threads, others say there are way more replies than there are etc.


2 posted on 10/13/2008 9:32:21 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: kidd

Proving once for all (as if there had been any doubt!) that winners of the Nobel Economics Prize are smoking weed with Willie on a continuing basis.


3 posted on 10/13/2008 9:32:56 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: kidd

Proving once for all (as if there had been any doubt!) that winners of the Nobel Economics Prize are smoking weed with Willie on a continuing basis.


4 posted on 10/13/2008 9:33:16 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: kidd

I hear that guy Nobel got rich in explosives. Maybe the ATF should investigate this Krugman guy < /sarcasm >


5 posted on 10/13/2008 9:33:26 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: kidd

LOL. He’s an idiot.


6 posted on 10/13/2008 9:33:56 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Wish it was Palin/McCain)
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To: kidd

This is just a modern-day remake of the “Emperor has no Clothes” fable. Both the Nobel Prize committee and Krugman can have starring roles...


7 posted on 10/13/2008 9:34:58 AM PDT by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: kidd

I’m confused. I thought they picked economists for this prize.


8 posted on 10/13/2008 9:35:34 AM PDT by SupplySider
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To: kidd
Every time I've read Krugman the last few years I've thought to myself 'I had 4 classes in economics in college, and I've got a better handle on the subject than this bozo.' If this were a one time deal I could write it off as a fluke, but between the recent sneering at the U.S. by the Nobel literati, giving Gore a 'peace prize' for Global Warming alarmism, and giving a Nobel for the development of MRI scanning to a couple guys who refined the imaging technique instead of Dr. Damadian, who actually conceived the medical utility, proved it out, developed the technique, prototyped and built the first scanners, because he's a Christian, well let's just say the Nobel has become a laughingstock. (OUCH, I apologize for that run-on sentence....)
9 posted on 10/13/2008 9:37:16 AM PDT by Liberty1970 (Mainstream media is not mainstream. Call it what it is: Hate Media.)
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To: kidd

I think Obama was robbed. But I hear he is still in the running for the Physics and Medicine prizes.


10 posted on 10/13/2008 9:39:54 AM PDT by staytrue
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I’m sure his fine work with Enron also contributed to this lofty achievement.

What a joke the Nobels have become.

BTW, you left Jimmy Carter off your list.


11 posted on 10/13/2008 9:46:42 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([In the primaries, vote "FOR". In the general, vote "AGAINST". ...See? Easy.])
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To: kidd

I’m sure his fine work with Enron also contributed to this lofty achievement.

What a joke the Nobels have become.

BTW, you left Jimmy Carter off your list.


12 posted on 10/13/2008 9:47:22 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([In the primaries, vote "FOR". In the general, vote "AGAINST". ...See? Easy.])
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To: kidd
>>>>>>You can now add Krugman to the list of 'fine' Nobel winners: Arafat, Gore, UN IPCC.

Don't forget Jimmah!

13 posted on 10/13/2008 9:55:38 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Zeppo

Here is my definition of the ‘Nobel Prize.’

Liberals giving awards to Liberals for being Liberals.

And I should care.. Why?


14 posted on 10/13/2008 9:57:02 AM PDT by Leavemealone
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To: kidd
Krugman is a joke amongst economists.

That is far from the truth. Though Krugman's columns are incredibly one sided and lacking at times, his economic work for which he won the Nobel is top rate. His work on international trade is widely regarded in the economics field.

While it can be argued that the award at this time seems very political, there is no doubt that Krugman did deserve it at least eventually.

15 posted on 10/13/2008 10:14:43 AM PDT by scarface367
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To: kidd

The Sun now sets in the east.

The Summer is the new winter.

Krugman, the Socialist, wins the nobel prize for economics.

Obama is supremely qualified to be POTUS/CIC.

The world feels like it is turning upside down


16 posted on 10/13/2008 10:53:44 AM PDT by Hayzo
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Seriously?? What research has he ever done? What a joke. I deserve that Nobel prize more than he does. And, I don't deserve it.
17 posted on 10/13/2008 11:28:59 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: All

Nobel Propaganda?


18 posted on 10/13/2008 12:01:45 PM PDT by Rick_Michael
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To: Hayzo
"The world feels like it is turning upside down"


19 posted on 10/13/2008 12:09:12 PM PDT by magellan (u)
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To: Liberty1970
OUCH, I apologize for that run-on sentence...

I nominate Liberty1970 for the 2009 Nobel prize in literature

20 posted on 10/13/2008 12:24:10 PM PDT by kidd
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Seriously?? What research has he ever done?

Research on International trade is what he won it for. His research in that area is top notch. His columns are another matter entirely, but in the area of economics he is highly regarded.

21 posted on 10/13/2008 1:44:37 PM PDT by scarface367
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Paul Krugman Wins Nobel Prize in Economics
EconomicPolicyJournal.com
Posted on 10/13/2008 4:38:28 AM PDT by Kozman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2104345/posts


22 posted on 10/13/2008 2:45:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: kidd

Paul Krugman, nobel laureate. How old was Milton Friedman before he was recognized? And to add insult to injury, the moist-eyed Krugman left us with the horrific image of how he was informed of the prize: “I was stark naked and about to step into the shower....” It makes you shudder that such a mediocrity is put in the same class as the great Milty.


23 posted on 10/13/2008 6:30:21 PM PDT by Havisham
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