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Krugman shares his economic views via satelite in Vail

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Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyPaul Krugman

VAIL, Colorado ” Heading into its third season of collaboration, the Vail Symposium and B’Nai Vail present NY’s 92nd Street Y’s conversation with Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers. This live conversation will be simulcast at the Vail Interfaith Chapel on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The 92nd Street Y broadcasts have brought stellar thinkers and writers live from New York while encouraging Vail audience members to participate in the discussion during the question and answer period following the lecture.

Op-ed columnist for The New York Times, Krugman won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2008. Earlier in the year, Krugman was named Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals for being a fiery political commentator and respected trade theorist. A professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, Krugman has written or edited 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. Moyers is an award-winning journalist and the host of Bill Moyers on PBS.

One of Krugmans bestselling books, “The Conscience of a Liberal,” is widely acclaimed for its well-known play on Barry Goldwater’s “Conscience of a Conservative.” One of the founders of the “new trade theory,” he has helped to spark rethinking of the theory of international trade, for which he was awarded the John Bates Clark medal by the American Economic Association. Since it is awarded to only one person, once every two years, The Economist describes the Medal as “slightly harder to get than a Nobel Prize.”

As early as 2005, Krugman was critical of Greenspan’s reluctance to regulate the mortgage markets, and his shifting positions on the impending housing bubble.

“As the global economic uncertainty continues to be an on-going question of our economic future, Krugman’s lecture is certainly timely,” said Carrie Marsh, Vail Symposium’s executive director. “Any insight into our economic situation and its relation to the growth and hope for a ‘great society’ is helpful for all of us.”

This live conversation will be simulcast at the Vail Interfaith Chapel on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The event has already sold out in New York City so be sure to come early to meet Marsh, the new executive director of the Vail Symposium, and secure a good seat. Although donations are welcome, this program is free along with over half of the Vail Symposium winter programs.

The next Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y program will feature Irshad Manji in conversation with Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie who will discuss moral courage.

What: NY’s 92nd Street Y live video feed conversation with Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers.

Where: Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail.

When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call the Vail Symposium at 970-476-0954.

Call the Symposium office at 970-476-0954 to inquire about or sign up for a program, or visit to view complete descriptions for all programs.

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