Monday, January 26, 2009

Did Ken Rogoff give up chess too soon?

Does the grandmaster regret leaving the game too soon, to become an economist at the IMF and now Harvard, when he could have been a championship chess boxer? Compared to the average boxer, he'd a had a heck of an advantage on the chess side of the competition.
"I coulda been a contender. I coulda had class. I coulda been somebody, instead of an economist, which is what I am, let's face it..."

[Watch the World Championship match video.]
And instead of writing that letter to Stiglitz, it could've been simply...
"Hey Joe, over here! I got something for ya..."