Nick Benton's Corner: Krugman Advises 'Don't Be Depressed'

Posted with permission from Nicholas Benton, Owner/Editor of "The Falls Church News Press."

Krugman Advises "Don't Be Depressed"

by Nicholas Benton

When signing for me a copy of his new book, "The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008," at Washington, D.C.'s National Press Club last week, Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman scribbled, "To Nicholas, Don't be depressed."

The line is a good one, guaranteed to elicit a chuckle sorely needed after listening to Krugman's gloomy and indeterminate forecasts during remarks prior at a sold-out, nationally-televised luncheon.