Economist Paul Krugman Is a Hard-Core Science Fiction Fan
Wired: You’ve said that you recently agreed to write a new introduction to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. What will you be talking about in your introduction?
Paul Krugman: The background story is, I read Foundation back when I was in high school, when I was a teenager, and thought about the psychohistorians, who save galactic civilization through their understanding of the laws of society, and said “I want to be one of those guys.” And economics was as close as I could get. Those are pretty unique novels — they really are structured nothing like even the great bulk of science fiction, because they are about how social science can be used to save humanity.
Krugman obviously holds some very special knowledge of the laws of society. In typical liberal fashion, the rest of us don’t hold this knowledge. That’s why we need to listen to him LMFAO.
Never mind about individual liberty…….. This guy is a total wack job.