Ike, Paul and Hari
I loved Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy when I read it as a teen. It had a scope you didn't often see in science fiction. Asimov decided to do something based on the rise and fall of a civilization, after all. Looking back, the overall story is done in a pretty haphazard fashion. It's a collection of shorter pieces written at separate times, and one can see Asimov pulling plot points out of nowhere to keep things moving.
Turns out Paul Krugman loved the trilogy, too. And why not--a world controlled to the nth degree by technocrats is right up his alley. Krugman apparently sees himself as a mini-Seldon, claiming to have predicted what's going on these days while others were way off. Good for him, except every pundit claims to have a great track record. So please Paul, make a list of ten very specific, anti-intuitive predictions that will come true in the next decade, and then we can judge. And if you're wrong, you've got your own foundation for a great science fiction series.