Economist and author Paul Krugman to speak at Temple Israel Nov. 6
Princeton University economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Krugman will discuss "Conscience of a Liberal," which is the title of his most recent book. The discussion will be in the form of an interview with David Morris, vice president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Free and open to the public, the talk is sponsored by Temple Israel, Magers and Quinn Booksellers, and the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, which is a partnership of St. John's University and the University of St. Thomas.
Krugman, 54, taught at Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, London School of Economics and Stanford University before joining the Princeton faculty in 2000. That year he began writing a twice-weekly op-ed column for The New York Times.
He has written more than 200 scholarly papers and 20 books, some academic and some for general audiences. In Conscience of a Liberal, Krugman explores the past 80 years of American history with a focus on what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal."
Krugman received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association and in 2002 was named Columnist of the Year by Editor and Publisher magazine. His other books include The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century, Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations and Pop Internationalism.
For more information call the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, (651) 962- 5780, or Magers and Quinn, (612) 822-4611.