RE: [OPE] Paul Krugman wins Nobel

From: Gary Mongiovi <>
Date: Mon Oct 13 2008 - 15:02:59 EDT

This Krugman thread quickly morphed into a discussion of what is social-democracy, an indisputably interesting question, but ....
... tomorrow my students are going to ask me what I think about Krugman & the Nobel award. I agree with Jerry's initial remark that New Trade Theory isn't really new, and isn't substantial enough to merit a Nobel. Krugman's work on economic geography also strikes me as the typical economist's exercise in translating common sense into technical jargon. But I'm neither a trade theorist nor an economic geographer, so I'd really be interested to know what more expert people on the list think of the work tha got Krugman the prize.

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        on 2008-10-13 16:43 Alejandro Agafonow wrote:
> “Political mass movement” is not necessary the same as “labour
> movement”, particularly today with the plurality of subjectivities
> demanding recognition (women, homosexuals, indigenous, ecologists, etc).
        This misses my point: Social-democracy was against capitalism and
        advocated socialism while social-liberals wanted capitalism with a human
        //Dave Z
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