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NYT Columnist Paul Krugman: “I’m not a real health care economist, I just play one on TV”

FishBowlNY was at the annual NY Press Club Journalism Conference at NYU to see NYT columnist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and frequent TV news commentator Paul Krugman as the keynote speaker.

Krugman asserted that health care is not his specialty: “I’m not a real health care economist, I just play one on TV.”

He pronounced that he hates Twitter, but Krugman praised some of the econoblogs.

Krugman assured the crowd that the economy is “rare, but not unheard of,” and “if you’re not sure who’s right, the answer is that I am.”

Scheduled earlier due to train constraints, Krugman joked: “Time and the Acela wait for no man.”

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