Should There Be a Nobel Prize for Hubris?

A good line from Kevin Williamson: “People who are high achievers in one field mistakenly believe that they possess a kind of generalized cleverness applicable to other areas of endeavor — call it Krugman’s Fallacy.” (H/T, Jim Geraghty)

5 thoughts on “Should There Be a Nobel Prize for Hubris?

  1. Is Krugman actually a high achiever, though? In an area of achievement that doesn’t also include Charles Blow or Jennifer Rubin, that is.

  2. I thought that was Dunning-Kruger. Also, I believe it applies even to stupid people who live their entire lives on the accolades resulting from one good guess.

    Pul Krugman being a prime example.

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