Early-morning conversation chez nous:
"That copy of The Conscience of a Liberal is more valuable than it was yesterday."
"Because it was signed by a Nobel laureate."
I slept badly last night - no, wait, I slept fine until I popped awake around 3:30 or so. Around 4:30 or 5 I was looking over the Times web site when the headline Krugman Wins Economics Nobel caught my eye. I would have whooped madly if it hadn't been so early.
Krugman is among the best political columnists out there: passionate, liberal, lucid, smart, able to explain complicated economic concepts to people like you and me. He has also done important work in economics; this wasn't the first big prize he'd won.
Congratulations from here, and keep up the good work.