Re: disparaging Gould

Robin Hanson (
Tue, 26 Jan 1999 10:28:19 -0800

Damien Broderic wrote:
>> "But I eventually came to realize that working biologists regard
>> [Stephen Jay] Gould much the same way that economists regard
>> Robert Reich: talented writer, too bad he never gets anything right."
>> --Paul Krugman
>I've seen this cited a few times as though it proved something. Do we have
>any reason to suppose Paul Krugman (a biologist I'm unfamiliar with) knows
>what he's talking about in this respect?

Paul Krugman is a very good economist.

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