It’s been a big month for Princeton economists: between everyone asking Alan Blinder and Uwe Reinhardt for their take on the economy/health care and an in-depth profile of Paul Krugman in a March issue of the New Yorker, it seems like everyone’s got saltwater economics on the brain.
Including, apparently, rock-and-folk music legend Loudon Wainwright, father to Rufus and Martha and guitarist extraordinaire. His latest album, “10 Songs for the New Depression,” features “The Krugman Blues,” a tribute song to Krugman’s left-leaning take on the Recession. Loudon croons:
I read the New York Times, that’s where I get the news.
Paul Krugman’s on the Op Ed page, that’s where I get the blues.
He also takes a potshot at Old Nassau along the way:
Sometimes when he’s on the TV in the background you can spot his school logo.
Paul teaches at Princeton U, so Krugman ought to know.
To watch the full performance, click here.