Sunday, July 6, 2008

Paul Krugman is scary smart.

Back in 2006, The New York Times gathered a bunch of smart people and told them to write a new article as if it were set 100 years into the future looking back at the past century. One result from that experiment is "White Collars Turn Blue" (Free NYT registration may be required) by Paul Krugman. Krugman runs a blog at the New York Times called "Conscience of a Liberal" which is entertaining enough. The man is smart. His article is quite prescient, and when you remember it was written in 1996 it is downright unbelievable.

If you'd like an easy way to find out who the smartest people in the country are and listen to them have a conversation, you should check out the Authors @ Google series (you can find Krugman chatting there). Google essentially has the smartest people in the country come over for some tea to chat a bit and answer questions. They then post the videos for free on Google Video and YouTube. It's worth checking out.

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