Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Krugman on Judt

Paul Krugman on Tony Judt on one of my favorite themes: Doom!

Not the least of the reasons I like this article is because he makes a grammatical mistake I keep making:

one thing I was sure of was that the next great crisis would be different. It would be environmental, or about resource shortages, or about runaway technologies, or something; it wouldn’t be about a banking crisis and a collapse of aggregate demand, aggravated by bad monetary and fiscal policy. We’d learned to much to repeat that performance — right?