Prove Paul Krugman Wrong! Vote Wolfers
(8/24) Update: It appears that Real Paul Krugman was never on Google+. Instead, it was a hoax by a prankster with an ideological axe to grind. I’ll just say: He was convincing. And I was punk’d.
OK, so I’m in week three of my Twitter experiment. And a funny thing happened along the way. Google Plus. I’m enjoying the conversation at Twitter. But I think G+ is the better technology. So I’ve started posting my more polished (and sometimes more verbose) gems over on Google+.
So far, it’s a bit quiet. But helpfully, Patrick Bernau has compiled a page of economists publicly posting at Google+. So if you prefer Google, you’ll love this page.
I discovered I’m currently ranked sixth in the fledgling Econ-Google+-o-sphere. Paul Krugman is just two notches ahead of me. So here’s my plea: Help push me above Comrade Krugman. You can follow me on Google+ here.
Truth is, I have no idea whether Google Plus will succeed. But I love the idea of beating Paul. And if you’ve ever wanted to prove Paul wrong, now’s your chance. He said it’s “Not going to happen.” I’m hoping to enlist you. If we succeed, I’m planning on asking Paul to publicly declare: “You were right, I was wrong.” Reckon it will happen?