I'd congratulate Krugman on his Nobel if a) I weren't late and b) to do so weren't presumptuous (but it would be, so I won't).
I'll leave it at this: I'm happy that his work has been recognized by the Nobel committee, or whoever awards the economics prize.
In that spirit, today's literary trivia quiz:
Nasty, brutish - and long
what is the reference?
(without resorting to Teh Google or other search engines, SVP..)