Along those lines, the following is a Paul Krugman article, which quite humorously recaps a similar media event about a wunderkind economist -- probably a story only economists would find funny.

At 09:51 PM 8/4/2003 -0500, you wrote:

> >The article discusses Levitt's research style: his tendency to ask
> odd >but >interesting questions and be clever enough to be able to
> test the >hypotheses with publically available data. It also has some
> discussions >of >his career path and a little about his personal life.
> Fabio
> Thanks, Fabio.  So what's so bad about that?
> David

Well, the article's style and tone was a little odd. For example, as
someone else pointed out, it seemed to imply that Steve Levitt was alone
in the economic analysis of crimes and other non-market behaviors. It also
has this "aw-shucks" attitude, depicting a wunderkind who was ignored by
the profession until the profession was stunned and surprised by his wit.
All in all, not the worst article ever written, combining the story of an
interesting economist with some weird framing. Fabio

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