|Paul Robin Krugman|
|Institution:|| Graduate Center of the City University of New York,
Princeton University, London School of Economics
|Fields:||International economics, Macroeconomics|
|Born||February 28, 1953|
The Conscience of a Liberal, lacks something of the bite one gets in the columns; but it remains a valuable and thoughtful study that puts a good deal of political and economic history into perspective. It offers considerable hope to those who, like myself, would like to see changes occur in the US, including a reduction in drastic income disparities, the implementation of a national healthcare system, an end to racial divisions and a foreign policy that moves beyond "shoot now, pay later. 
Paul Krugman is a Jewish-American economist and professor who contributes to the New York Times. He was born on February 28, 1953 in Albany, New York but grew up in the Nassau County part of it. Also an author of 20 books including the well-known "The Conscience of a Liberal", he proudly calls himself a liberal. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography in 2008, a year after "The Conscience of a Liberal" was released. The Conscience of a Liberal is also the name of his New York Times blog. He is happily married to Robin Wells Krugman and they currently have no children.