||[May. 26th, 2012|06:10 pm]
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
This quote was NOT said by Paul Krugman, it was REFERENCED by him. In this NY Times blog post http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/rule-by-the-ridiculous/, Krugman attributes what he's quoting to the link above.