Paul Krugman has a professorship at Princeton, and a regular column in the New York Times. Sadly, that doesn't mean that he says things that make economic sense: indeed, one of his recent columns
was so far off the beaten track that it was reasonably inferred that he simply lied.
I am appalled. I was, during the 1990s, a huge fan of Krugman's and enthusiastically recommended his books on international trade
and on "the accidental theorist"
to friends who wanted to see good economic writing. Sadly, the accession of George Bush seems to have unraveled his technical skills, and rendered him incapable of worthwhile analysis in public media.