I believe New York Times columnist and Princeton Professor Paul Krugman is one of America's best and brightest economists. As you may remember in October Paul Krugman was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics “for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.”
If you have ever read any of Krugman's works over the last 8 years, you also know he has been an ardent Bush critic. Maybe one of the harshest critics, from even before Bush was made President. It thus must have been a bit awkward yesterday in the Oval Office as President Bush and Professor Krugman met face to face. The President congratulated Professor Krugman, along with two other Nobel Award winners.