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Beliefs, Facts and Money

Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, New York Times columnist, and 2008 Nobel Peace Priz
Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, New York Times columnist, and 2008 Nobel Peace Prize winner in Economics, Paul Krugman, listens to his introduction before delivering remarks February 11, 2009 at the Institute for America's Future 'Thinking Big, Thinking Forward' conference on America's economic future at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

On Sunday The Times published an article by the political scientist Brendan Nyhan about a troubling aspect of the current American scene — the stark partisan divide over issues that should be simply factual, like whether the planet is warming or evolution happened.

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