Skip to comments.Krugman: Scientists Should Falsely Predict Alien Invasion So Government Will Spend More Money
Posted on 05/26/2012 2:09:43 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Krugman: Scientists Should Falsely Predict Alien Invasion So Government Will Spend More Money By Noel Sheppard Created 05/26/2012 - 4:15pm
Last year New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman called for space aliens to invade earth so that the government would spend money to mount a defense thereby stimulating the economy.
As aliens have yet to comply with Krugman's wishes, he advocated on HBO's Real Time Friday that scientists should get together and lie about an imminent attack to boost federal spending (video follows with transcript and commentary):
PAUL KRUGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: This is hard to get people to do, much better, obviously, to build bridges and roads and healthcare clinics and schools. But my proposed, I actually have a serious proposal which is that we have to get a bunch of scientists to tell us that we're facing a threatened alien invasion, and in order to be prepared for that alien invasion we have to do things like build high-speed rail. And the, once we've recovered, we can say, Look, there were no aliens.
But look, I mean, whatever it takes because right now we need somebody to spend, and that somebody has to be the U.S. government.
High-speed rail to defend ourselves against space invaders?
As absurd as this seems, folks should realize that to a certain extent, scientists are already doing this.
Consider those in the scientific community on Al Gore's side of the anthropogenic global warming debate.
They have indeed fabricated a doomsday scenario related to carbon dioxide emissions with the expressed intent of getting governments around the world to spend what could end up being trillions of dollars fending off a phantom just as fictitious as Krugman's aliens.
As the Nobel laureate said, "Whatever it takes." This is the Machiavellian way zealots view their causes.
And this man not only has a column in the New York Times from which to publicize such nonsense, people actually give him awards for it.
When you think about it, that's scarier than an actual alien invasion - unless it's already happened!
Krugman: Scientists Should Falsely Predict Alien Invasion or Global Warming So Government Will Spend More Money.
Leftists are morons.
What the heck, there is already a cadre of “scientists” warning us about global warming/climate change, and if you believe what they have to say, credulity is not at all strained at the announcement of invasion by an alien race.
Paul Krugman is a wacko nut job. Perhaps these aliens are coming to rescue him from his own folly.
Krugman as an economist must know about the parable of the broken glass?
Frédéric Bastiat in his 1850 essay (That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen) illustrated why destruction, and the money spent to recover from destruction, is actually not a net-benefit to society. The parable, also known as the broken window fallacy or glazier’s fallacy, demonstrates how opportunity costs, as well as the law of unintended consequences, affect economic activity in ways that are “unseen” or ignored.
Krugman MUST have found his Phd in a box of Cracker Jack, I don’t think he’s smart enough to have earned one anywhere.
Alan Moore, by the way, is a left-wing anarchist. Maybe Krugman is a "deep thinker" in the same vein.
Let's see, this guy wants to spend money we don't have on a threat the doesn't exist, to stimulate the economy in the short term so that he and his cronies can enjoy wine and roses for the rest of THEIR miserable useless lives...
Never mind the fact that someone, somewhere, down the road is going to get stuck with the tab for this happy horseshi+?
Am I close?
Where does this comedian think the money comes from?
That is the exact reason they falsely predicted AGW.
Somebody needs to play Slim Whitman in the White House and see what happens.
Govt. should spend more money building mental institutions to house people with crazy liberal ideas like Krugmans. Although the world does not have enough paper to print that much money we would still spend enough to get out of the depression.
So funny. I rented Mars Attacks last night.
A degree from a Cracker Jack box would have more intrinsic value than the degree that was given to this idiot.
Source material (( ping )).
It’s pretty bad when a wackadoo like Krugman would suggest it is possible to get scientists to conspire in a lie for radical political purposes.
I guess he figures it worked with “we’re all goin’ die” globull warming, so why not try to get a group of “scientific experts” and the liberal media to give birth to aliens.
Ofcourse, he’d not be happy with the response of weapons development instead of high speed trains.