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Paul Krugman is the sole recipient of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He writes a twice-weekly column for the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, along with a blog, The Conscience of a Liberal, which is also the title of his acclaimed 2007 book. He is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, and the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 professional journal articles. Jeff Greenfield interviews.
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One of America’s most respected political analysts, Jeff Greenfield has spent more than 30 years on network television, including CNN, ABC News, CBS and currently serves as an anchor on PBS’ Need to Know. He is a four-time Emmy Award-winner and columnist for Yahoo! News. Greenfield has served as anchor booth analyst or floor reporter for every national political convention since 1988 and reported on virtually every important domestic political story in recent decades. Greenfield has authored or co-authored 12 books, including his 2011 bestseller, Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics—JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan, in which he looks at American political history "through a fictional looking glass." Other of his books include The People’s Choice, The Real Campaign, and Oh, Waiter! One Order of Crow!, an insider account of the contested 2000 presidential election.
Paul Krugman has at least three jobs: he is professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and, perhaps, his best-known job, as an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. In recognition of his influence The Washington Monthly called him "the most important political columnist in America."
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman explores why Wall Street felt relatively little fallout from the economic crisis. He explains that in addition to the "crude stuff" like political contributions, there's the more "subtle" influence that stems from the Wall Street lifestyle.
Paul Krugman explains that even though the current economic recession may not be on the same scale as the Great Depression, it's still going to leave an indelible scar on the next generation. "The kids who are graduating into the 2011 job market are never going to have the lives they should have had," says Krugman.