Raj Patel: write a book, become a god
I thought I had heard everything by now, but the frenzy over Raj Patel, the academic and author of "The Value of Nothing," has me flummoxed. Patel apparently been tabbed by some followers of a New Age religious group as their Messiah.
The group, Share International, hasn't yet given Patel a Messiah ID card. But hints dropped by the group's leader point to the economist, who has writtten extensively about problems in global markets and food distribution.
As for Patel, who's a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley? He considers his quirky fame "bogus."