Paul Krugman Is Happy There Are People Richer Than He Is Because It’s Easier to Judge Them Without Looking Hypocritical

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"A personal note: I’ve always found extreme inequality at the top rather relaxing from my own point of view. Robin and I are doing very well, of course, but others are much richer; the fact, however, is that especially in New York you know that no matter how much you make, there are other people making so much that your earnings look trivial." [Krugman]