2.19.2009

Krugman at Penn


Despite a recent meningitis scare, Penn students turned out in droves yesterday afternoon to hear from Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. Even though the event took place in the campus' biggest auditorium, there was need for not one but two overflow rooms. (I was in the second of two, and that one filled up to capacity, so there might have been even more.)

Krugman took questions only from students after his remarks, and they were all intelligent queries, on topics like income inequality and protectionism and public versus private debt. Who said today's college students were either apathetic or ignorant?
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