Awhile back I wrote several posts on how the rest of the world sees the U.S. election. These rather trivial comments continually get hits through Google. The rest of the world is stuck watching us and, mostly, holding its breath in the hope that the dangerous, wealthy adolescent in North America might at last get a semi-adult government.
So today the Nobel Prize Committee found a way to vote: it threw the economics prize to Paul Krugman. What better way to say -- stop giving us ignorant cowboy presidents! And put a grown up in charge of this crisis of financial gambling gone wild into which you've led the world!
I'm not equipped to evaluate Krugman's economic prowess, but he has been one of the few reliable voices of sanity in the New York Times during the past dreadful decade.