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Old August 17 2011, 04:05 AM   #1
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Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kidding

I couldn't have made this one up if I tried...

Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (VIDEO)

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Old August 17 2011, 04:15 AM   #2
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Re: Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kid

He was clearly just using it as a hypothetical example comparable to how WW2 helped us overcome the Great Depression, as even the article noted. Why is this news?
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Old August 17 2011, 04:16 AM   #3
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Re: Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kid

Because it's something for neo-conservative people to grasp in their continued dislike of Paul Krugman.
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Old August 17 2011, 04:17 AM   #4
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Bring it on. Could be fun.
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Old August 17 2011, 04:20 AM   #5
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Re: Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kid

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I couldn't have made this one up if I tried...

Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (VIDEO)

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Put in a call to Ozymandias. (Comic book Version)
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Old August 17 2011, 04:59 AM   #6
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Re: Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kid

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Because it's something for neo-conservative people to grasp in their continued dislike of Paul Krugman.
Well they got to have something, it isn't like they have a single valid argument against him.
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Old August 17 2011, 05:11 AM   #7
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Re: Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kid

Adrian Veidt agrees.
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Old August 17 2011, 10:56 AM   #8
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Re: Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kid

I prefered him more in Quincy.
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Old August 17 2011, 08:48 PM   #9
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that was Jack Klugman
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Old August 17 2011, 09:31 PM   #10
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Re: Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kid

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Because it's something for neo-conservative people to grasp in their continued dislike of Paul Krugman.

Actually they should like the idea since they like war.

A major war would make them and Krugman happy.
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Old August 17 2011, 11:26 PM   #11
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I prefered him more in Quincy.
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Old August 18 2011, 05:19 AM   #12
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Re: Paul Krugman: Fake Alien Invasion Would End Economic Slump (No Kid

Paul Krugman is a big science fiction fan, so this analogy doesn't surprise me as much as it might others. (He was a special speaker at the 2009 Worldcon in Montreal - Charles Stross interviewed him after Opening Ceremonies, and then there was a Q&A.)
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Old August 18 2011, 06:50 AM   #13
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He was clearly just using it as a hypothetical example comparable to how WW2 helped us overcome the Great Depression, as even the article noted. Why is this news?
Unless these fake aliens blow up real factories, it won't do anything. Like the Great Depression, the primary cause of our economic slump is excess capacity which suppresses job growth.
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Old August 18 2011, 07:11 AM   #14
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So when will World War III start?
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Old August 18 2011, 10:04 AM   #15
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Eh, he's just an architect of fear.
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