Is a Krugman Textbook the Same as Everyday Krugman?

My high school junior came home from school today and down thudded two metric tons of Semester 2 textbooks onto the living room floor. “AP Macroecon anyone?” she quipped. I asked her what the textbook author’s name was and before she could utter the final consonant, her mother and I retorted “Krugman?!?!”

I am an economic novice, having read work by Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, and countless audio/video media of others. I’ve read some Krugman essays and a very good a…

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