Another new signing at Norton is unlikely to be a cause of rejoicing for the Bush administration, of which Princeton economics professor and columnist Paul Krugman has been unendingly critical. The author, whose twice-weekly New York Times column "Reckonings" has regularly castigated Bush's economic policies, has been signed by Norton president W. Drake McFeely for an untitled book built from his columns, but with much new material. The deal was signed with agent Bob Barnett at Williams & Connolly, for mid six figures, and the book will be published next fall. Among subjects to be treated by Krugman, regularly hailed as one of the nation's top columnists, will be the Bush tax cut, corporate scandals, the "new economy," the state of the stock market and environmental issues. Krugman has previously published four economics books with Norton.