I love reading Paul Krugman -- I think he makes a lot of sense, I learn a lot, and he's funny, to boot. My adoration is completely aside from the fact that he's a Professor of Economics at Princeton (I took a lot of Econ courses), which definitely endears him to me, or 'that Swedish thingie".
No, what I admire about Krugman is the way he writes. Why? Because he is just being who he is, telling his truth, based on his education and experience.
What I realize from this is that the point of education (which comes from Latin, and literally means, 'to lead out of') is to make you more of yourself. Thank you, Prof. Krugman, for all your insights, and for leading me to one of mine.