In order to help prevent these mix-ups from happening in the future, Mr. Krugman wants to remind everybody that thereâ€™s an easy way to spot phony quotes attributed to him: If you read something stupid purportedly authored by Paul Krugman, donâ€™t believe itâ€™s authenticâ€¦ unless itâ€™s in the New York Times:
So if you see me quoted as saying something really stupid or outrageous, and it didnâ€™t come from the Times or some other verifiable site, you should probably assume it was a fake.
Wow. Dude doesn’t even realize how stupid he sounds here. But it’s authentic, because it was printed in the New York Times.