viernes, octubre 17, 2008

Cómo se gesta un Nobel

JIM LEHRER: When and why did you decide to become an economist in the first place?

PAUL KRUGMAN: Oh, that’s a little embarrassing. I was—I don’t know how many of your viewers watch science fiction, read science fiction, but there’s this very old series by Isaac Asimov, the Foundation novels, in which the social scientists who understand the true dynamics save civilization. And that’s what I wanted to be. And it doesn’t exist, but economics is as close as you can get.

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