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What has Krugthulu been up to lately?

He’s been pimping his book, End This Depression Now!.  He’s been getting a lot of publicity lately and has been on a book tour in Europe and here.  I found this youtube video of Paul giving a short presentation on his book and doing a Q&A in Cambridge, MA.  For an economist, he’s very entertaining and funny.  I like his upbeat optimism.

Here’s hoping his book is wildly successful and that the working class (that would be all of us not living on our investments, O Best Beloved) encounter him in their travels across the media spectrum.  I fear he is a tiny voice in the wilderness unless he hits #1 on Amazon.

Disclaimer: You don’t need to order it from Amazon.  You can buy it at Barnes and Noble.  I saw it there yesterday.  You can probably get it at the Princeton Book Store, if you’re so inclined.  Or iTunes.  Whatever frosts your crockies.  I only mention Amazon because their top ranked booklist tends to get a lot of attention and maybe some economically and politically naive person might stumble on it.  Let’s not make this a diatribe about how evil Amazon is as a corporation or, you know, foolish consistencies, hobgoblins and all that.

{{rolling eyes}}

AND I WEAR NIKES!

So there!

(about an hour but it goes very quickly if you’re doing other things while you’re listening)

7 Responses

  1. Sounds fun! I’ll play it while I do my morning walk!! Thanks, RD.

  2. My old browser doesn’t support these new-fangled videos, but yes, here’s hoping Krugman gets some attention. Except perhaps for the part about the Europeans needing to experience a Sherman’s march.

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/the-euro-is-flat/

    I was going to say that my favorite Just So Story was “The Butterfly that Stamped,” but I took another look and perhaps this isn’t the place for it.

  3. I’ve BEEN to this bookstore!!! Just last February, in fact — it’s great!

  4. I really enjoyed this talk. He gave a pretty long introduction then opened the discussion up for questions. And there were some pretty good questions.

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