The New York Times columnist and Nobel prize–winning economist Paul Krugman will be welcomed at the arts and entertainment center/synagogue Sixth & I in Washington, D.C. to discuss his new book Arguing with Zombies on Tuesday, February 4.
D.C.-based independent bookstore Politics and Prose is the organizer of the event that will run from 7:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m.
The author will be speaking to Heather Boushey, President & CEO and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.
Krugman’s new work — with its full name Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future — came out on January 28, 2020. It focuses on issues Krugman usually deals with in his New York Times columns; health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security and more.
“In Arguing with Zombies, Paul Krugman tackles many of the misunderstandings of basic economics, taking stock of where the United States has come from and where it’s headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters,” an event brief says, adding that the book “puts Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades’ worth of political and economic discourse in the U.S. and around the globe.”
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 7, 2020
The best-selling author “turns his readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and hands them the keys to unlock the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. In doing so, he delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations.”
The organizers note that there will be no public signing, as all books will be pre-signed by the author.
Krugman was granted the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University and Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics.