Nouriel Roubini Is Addicted To Twitter, Calls It A ‘Productivity Tool’

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Economist Nouriel Roubini, aka Dr. Doom, is addicted to Twitter.  This is according to a new interview with The Globe And Mail‘s Michael Posner.Posner asked Roubini, “At last count, you had more than 128,000 Twitter followers. What do you make of that?”  Roubini’s response:

Lady Gaga has millions. Justin Bieber too. But among economists only [New York Times columnist] Paul Krugman has more. I follow a few hundred. Among the social media – I’ve tried them all – Facebook is a bit of a game, but Twitter is a productivity tool. I use it regularly and I’m addicted to it.

Posner’s interview includes questions about Roubini’s outlooks, his personal investments, and his personal life.  You can read the full interview at >