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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Starring George Clooney as Paul Krugman

What happens when a Nobel Prize-winning economist is pushed too far?


Some days it must be hard to be Paul Krugman. The death threats, the trolling, the being mistaken for Thomas Friedman (and vice-versa), the being ignored by the people who could most benefit from his advice - or rather, the people who could do the most good with his advice.

But on the other hand, if the movie Syriana taught us anything, it was that George Clooney with a beard looks a lot like Paul Krugman.


(Image from Syriana. Caption by me.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A link you might enjoy:

http://hoodedutilitarian.com/2011/09/explaining-the-joke/

D.B. Echo said...

Wow! Thanks for the link! That's quite an analysis of something that literally came to me in an eyeblink!

Toby Wollin said...

Now that Romney has picked his running mate, perhaps an update for the caption is in order?

D.B. Echo said...

Any suggestions? I was hoping PK would be on the Sunday squabble shows, to try to gauge his mood. I suspect he would find this an absurd and ridiculous development which provides a major source of optimism - and a major test for whether or not anyone has been paying attention.