Some insights from a Nobel Laureate

Just a quick one to highlight this piece by Paul Krugman, this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics. The piece is mostly centred around how he comes up with ideas for economics research, but I think much of it could equally be applied to political science. This in particular sounds like good advice for our politicians:

    Listen to the Gentiles

    What I mean by this rule is “Pay attention to what intelligent people are saying, even if they do not have your customs or speak your analytical language.”

He also keeps a very good blog for the NYT. He’s been a good bit ahead of the curve on the credit crisis, and anticipated the need for Brown’s plan — recommended.