In his book I Am John Galt, Donald Luskin argues that Nobel-winning economist and op-ed writer Paul Krugman is the perfect living embodiment of Ellsworth Toohey. The Fountainhead's hero Howard Roark famously said to Toohey, “But I don't think of you.” Roark's strategy was to ignore Toohey--life's too short. Luskin's strategy with Krugman was to engage him publicly, and the result was a smear campaign that nearly destroyed Luskin.
Donald Luskin is the Chief Investment Officer of Trend Macrolytics. Prior to founding Trend Macrolytics with David Gitlitz, Don was Vice Chairman and co-Chief Investment Officer of Barclays Global Investors.
He is an active social commentatory, appearing weekly on CNBC's “Kudlow Report.” Don's column is published weekly on SmartMoney.com he contributes frequently to National Review Online. He is the co-author, with Andrew Greta, of I am John Galt: Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Parasites Destroying It.