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Why Is Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman Talking About an Alien Invasion…Again?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/why-is-nobel-laureate-paul-krugman-talking-about-an-alien-invasion-again/ ^ | 6/21/12 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 06/21/2012 10:56:27 AM PDT by Nachum

In August of 2011, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman attached himself to a theory that earned him endless mockery from the right.

“If we discovered that, you know, space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter the space alien threat and really inflation and budget deficits took secondary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months,” he declared, arguing in favor of the president’s stimulus package. “And then if we discovered, oops, we made a mistake, there aren’t any aliens, we’d be better [off].”

Now, a little less than 12 months later, the stimulus package has been passed and economic recovery is nowhere in sight. What is Nobel laureate, Princeton professor, and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s solution?

Again, prepare for an alien invasion.

Yes, Krugman stands by his “alien” strategy, arguing with Paul Solman: “The great military buildup that began in 1940 as the United States scrambled to get ready for the possibility of getting involved in this war was what brought us to full employment…” but as Solman interrupted: “But we’re not likely to have a credible alien threat any time soon,“ Krugman joked that he probably should have ”broached the thing quietly to some people at NASA“ before ”[giving] the game away.”

Watch the video, below (alien reference begins at 2:18):

Solman asked: “are you suggesting then that there needs to be some collective fiction?”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alien; invasion; krugman; paul; sourcetitlenoturl
So what planet are you from Krugman?
1 posted on 06/21/2012 10:56:43 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Okay, I get it; the reason Obama doesn’t have a birth certificate is that he’s from Mars.


2 posted on 06/21/2012 10:58:37 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Wow he read The Watchmen... sigh...


3 posted on 06/21/2012 11:00:55 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Nachum

I know the point he is trying to make - but what happens when the alien invasion doesn’t materialize??

Do we keep spending on weapons to fight imaginary space invaders? Who then pays down the debt for that build-up? Will not the private sector reduce spending and employment, as they have now, because of this focus on preparation for alien invasion - and Gov’t need to pay for it?

Krugman will just bring us right back to where we are now.


4 posted on 06/21/2012 11:01:18 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Nachum

I think it’s called “Enfer” in French . . .


5 posted on 06/21/2012 11:01:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum

The concept is that in the face of a common enemy dedicated to destroying us, we would cast aside or differences and work together to preserve ourselves.

70 years ago, maybe.

Now, we not only coddle the common enemy of islam, but we invite it in, give it special privileges and protections and generally enable the enemy to undermine us politically and physically.

Even if aliens acted like on “Independence Day” the cowards in Congress and the executive branch, and liberals all over the would say it was our fault the aliens attacked because we “disrespected” them.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 11:04:54 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Guns Walked -- People Died -- Holder Lied -- Obama Golfed (thanks, Secret Agent Man))
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To: Nachum
How about we spend an equal amount of money on building a defensive line on the southern border where we have a real invasion instead of some make believe one.
7 posted on 06/21/2012 11:05:02 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Nachum

So those Obama’s purple shirt are our first line of defense against alien invasion?


8 posted on 06/21/2012 11:07:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Nachum

Planet Kolob?


9 posted on 06/21/2012 11:09:47 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Nachum

So Krugman is saying his stimulus solution didn’t work because we underestimated the size of the (imaginary) alien force?


10 posted on 06/21/2012 11:15:10 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Nachum

We’re being invaded by the planet Stupider.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 11:17:19 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Nachum
At least Gingrich's Moon and Mars ideas would create another SMET boom that would have practical benefits for all, and would put humanity's eggs in two or three baskets instead of just the Earth's one.

The Krugiot is a krugiot.

12 posted on 06/21/2012 11:17:28 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil.)
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To: Nachum
I'm still trying the figure out why Krugman is a Princeton professor, New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate. There are college freshmen with a better understanding of economics!

This raises the question in my mind as to what additional substance is being introduced into "recreational drugs" in the New York area? Does Bloomberg have the same supplier?

13 posted on 06/21/2012 11:18:58 AM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: Nachum

14 posted on 06/21/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Nachum
We must defeat Cthulu!
15 posted on 06/21/2012 11:32:47 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Jack Hammer

More likely, Hussein & Co. are from Uranus which explains the entire administration.


16 posted on 06/21/2012 11:33:10 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Nachum
Krugman has been watching too many Outer Limits reruns. He got this idea from one of their better episodes. See: Architects of Fear
17 posted on 06/21/2012 11:35:49 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: freedumb2003

Negative, they would say it’s because we were destroying the earth that the aliens came along to righteously punish and eradicate us, and why didn’t we support their global warming bills?


18 posted on 06/21/2012 11:54:29 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Nachum

We can’t seem to handle an alien invasion from Mexico, so I’m pretty sure we’d be helpless against one from outer space.


19 posted on 06/21/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Nachum

“Solman asked: “are you suggesting then that there needs to be some collective fiction?””

Krugman’s REAL response should have been:

“Of course. We call it liberalism.”


20 posted on 06/21/2012 12:43:14 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Jack Hammer
Okay, I get it; the reason Obama doesn’t have a birth certificate is that he’s from Mars.

No, couldn't be. Men are from Mars, Obozo must be from Venus.

21 posted on 06/21/2012 12:47:54 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Nachum

I think Krugman misses the point of the World War II recovery.

The war era itself was a period of enforced austerity: on the home front we had rationing, victory gardens, and bond drives, and on the field the troops led lives of unimaginable austerity.

After the war, our economy took off because we had no competition - everybody else of any importance had their countries bombed all to hell. The Europeans didn’t recover from the war for decades - and then only with our help.

So it wasn’t the “common enemy” (alien or not) that brought us out of the war, it was the sacrifices inherent in fighting a war, and the economic advantages of winning one that were most responsible.

Now where’s my damn Nobel Prize?


22 posted on 06/21/2012 1:00:21 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Stosh

Make that “brought us out of the depression”, not “out of the war”.

And if Carter, Gore, and Obama got one, as well as a pinhead like Krugman, I still say I deserve a Nobel.


23 posted on 06/21/2012 1:03:05 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Nachum

They’re not aliens.

They’re undocumented intergalactic travelers.


24 posted on 06/21/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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