Princeton professor and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman appears on this week’s cover of Newsweek, complete with an adorable (or “whimsical,” as one Press Clubber puts it) picture and a profile penned by visiting journalism professor Evan Thomas.
Though the profile is an interesting look at Krugman’s role as a liberal critic of the Obama Administration, the part that stood out to us was this little passage:
Krugman pointed out that unlike some earlier Nobel Prize winners, he has not asked for a better parking place on campus. (He was not kidding.)
Oooo! What a diss! Krugman is so liberal and such a crazy commie that he’s okay not getting a better parking space because that’s, like, totally for the bourgeois. But whom could he be talking about? There’s been a bunch of faculty who’ve won the physics Nobel Prize since the 1980s, but there’s only been a few who’ve won the economics prize. Aside from Krugman, the most recent faculty member was Eric Maskin (2007) who is a visiting professor. And then there’s Daniel Kahneman (2002) and John Nash (1994). For some reason, I just can’t imagine John Nash demanding a better parking space, but who knows?
(image source: newsweek.com)