Ever since Robert Novak was diagnosed with a brain tumor, the OC Register has been trying out a number of hard right columnists in spite of the growing purpleness of Orange County and the paper’s readership.Â I’m on the record calling for them to add Paul Krugman of the New York Times as a worthy voice to the paper’s syndicated columnists.
In these trying times, wouldn’t it be good to hear from someone who’s beyond bright about economics?Â Well, the Nobel committee this morning validated my rationale for my pitch to the Register by naming Krugam the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics.
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From the story:
Mr. Krugman received the award for his work on international trade and economic geography. In particular, the prize committee lauded his work for â€œhaving shown the effects of economies of scale on trade patterns and on the location of economic activity.â€ He has developed models that explain observed patterns of trade between countries, as well as what goods are produced where and why. Traditional trade theory assumes that countries are different and will exchange different kinds of goods with each other; Mr. Krugmanâ€™s theories have explained why worldwide trade is dominated by a few countries that are similar to each other, and why some countries might import the same kinds of goods that it exports.
So whatdo you say Register?Â How about carrying some columns from someone who knows a lot about economics, which people seem to be intersted in these days?