SATIRE: Paul Krugman Admits Being Poe, Quits JobSATIRE: Paul Krugman Admits Being Poe, Quits Job1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
Paul Krugman Admits Being Poe, Quits Job
NYT columnist says he’s not a real economist, but he plays one in the newspaper.
Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has stepped down from his 15-year position writing for the New York Times, but not without revealing his biggest secret: he’s not really an economist.
Krugman, who coined the term “very serious people” to mock pundits who are considered respectable despite holding mistaken beliefs, penned his final column last week in which he confessed to being one of those “very serious people,” revealing that his position as an economist was merely a ruse,
In reality, he never received a Nobel Peace Prize in economics. He never taught economics at Princeton. He never even studied economics in college.
Instead, he had originally graduated Clown College with the intention of breaking out into the entertainment business, but felt that his com
God's dead in this town. It is said that love and compassion are necessities. Like mortar within wall of brick. That's why this town is crumbling. I walk with my hood up, eyes down, pride low. Still, a strand of hair may slip forward, the cloth of my hood slip back and...God's dead in this town.6 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
I still have those scars from the south; on my back and on my stomach the memories lie. Designs of agony etched into my skin that feel so a part of me now It's almost overwhelming.
"You're safe here", I hear them all say it and I wish it was true. But I laugh too loud and people frown.
I cross this thresh hold and hold my breath, and when they look at me I'm not sure if I want to cry or laugh or scream but the emotion builds up in me and I don't allow it out, the pain of avoiding pain.
God's forsaken me, I think. Or rather... God's dead in this town.