08 February 2011

The Perils of Public Intellectualism

Paul Krugman on January 28, 2011 in a post titled "Egypt":
I don’t know anything, have no expertise, haven’t even ever looked at the economic situation. Hence, no posting. If there comes a point when I have something to say, I will.
Ten days later:
I’ve spent a lot of the last several days reading about climate change, extreme weather events, food prices, and so on.
You know the rest.