The magazine curse?

Paul Krugman writes about Robert Rubin, Alan Greenspan, and Lawrence Summers, who appeared on the cover of Time in 1999:

Two… have since succumbed to the magazine cover curse, the plunge in reputation that so often follows lionization in the media.

Umm, hey Mr. Krugman… think this might just be regression to the mean? Sports Illustrated knows what I’m talking about. So does your fellow Nobel-in-economics laureate Daniel Kahneman.