This morning in a front-page story by Catherine Rampell, The New York Times took a moment to gush about its Nobel prize-winning columnist, Paul Krugman.
After listing the Princeton professor and columnist’s many laurels, Ms. Rampell wrote:
One of those critics has decided to kill Mr. Krugman—at least on Wikipedia. As of about 5:30 P.M. EST, Mr. Krugman’s entry listed him as having died today. The entry has since been fixed, but a screen capture can be seen above.
Thankfully, Mr. Krugman posted on his Times-hosted blog, The Conscience of a Liberal, around the time he was reported deceased. So, it’s more than likely he’s doing fine and thinking about what to do with the $1.4 million he has been awarded.