Paul Krugman wants to be a songwriter

Paul Krugman writes:

Oh my God. How could I have missed the fact that Suzanne Vega is blogging for the Times?

In my next life I want to be a songwriter — precisely because I can’t imagine how it’s done. I’d give up the whole first page of my Google Scholar listing to have written “The Queen and the Soldier.”

Well, the song may well be worth it:

This particular performance is from the 1997 Das Fest in Karlsruhe.

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