Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Krugman's White House Dinner

by Bill McBride on 5/05/2009 03:49:00 PM

From Newsweek: Prisoners of the White House (ht Jonathan)

On the night of April 27, for instance, the president invited to the White House some of his administration's sharpest critics on the economy, including New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and Columbia University economist Joseph Stiglitz. Over a roast-beef dinner, Obama listened and questioned while Krugman and Stiglitz, both Nobel Prize winners, pushed for more aggressive government intervention in the banking system.
I haven't seen any comments from Stiglitz or on Krugman's blog - maybe the food wasn't very good.

Update: Krugman: Nothing to say "... the conversation was off the record."