“New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman—who I’ve noticed some econ bloggers refer to as ‘Dr. Krugman’ with no hint of sarcasm—says now’s the time to up our daily allowance of stimulis.”
He got his Ph.D. in 1977, so I don’t understand why people are supposed to be sarcastic if they call him Dr. Krugman. What context am I missing here that would explain this?
Which reminds me, I’m the only member of my family without a Ph.D.
Which reminds me that when I was a kid, answering the phone, I often would be asked, “May I speak to Dr. Chay?”
To which, I’d have to ask with no hint of sarcasm, “Which one?”