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Freakonomics versus Marginal Revolution in a caption-that-photo contest.

Tyler Cowen has laid down the gauntlet to the Marginal Revolution readers, pointing them to our contest to caption the infamous Bush-congratulates-Krugman photo, and urging them to “see if you can beat their readers.”

I’m also excited to announce that we have a very special guest judge: Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman has agreed to pick the winning entry.

Freako readers, add your entry here; Marginal Revolters, try here.

And Tyler, I’m willing to bet on my readers; are you interested in a side bet?

Addendum: The winners are announced here.

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  1. DaveyNC says:

    Whoa! Check out the big brain on Krugsie!

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  2. Derick says:

    This is a contest bigger than the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Election, and American Idol put together!

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  3. Melissa says:

    “I’m temperamentally unsuited for that kind of role. You have to be very good at people skills, biting your tongue when people say silly things.”
    -Paul Krugman

    Thankfully Bush never offered….

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  4. Dennis says:

    Hey Kruggie – why do they pronounce “noble” funny anyway?

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  5. Toby says:

    Yeah, they spell “noble” funny too.

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  6. Raghuveer says:

    Bush: Aren’t you thankful that i’m not Putin?!

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  7. John says:

    CAPTION: Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman smiles nervously as President Bush asks him if he is familiar with the initiation rituals of the Skull and Bones club.

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  8. pj says:

    Hey, Paul, would you like to have a beer with me?

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