Princeton Economic Prof who also happens to be the most popular columnist for the New York Times. Krugman is a recipient of the Clark medal, which is the awarded to the most outstanding economist in the US under age 40. Once considered to be a possible future Nobel Prize recipient for previous works done on international monetary policies, Krugman instead became one of the leading voices in the " liberal media
" against GWBush at a time when the press was too afraid to criticize the government.
Very few people on the right can make successful arguments against Paul Krugman.