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Krugman: Scientists Should Falsely Predict Alien Invasion So Government Will Spend More Money

Posted By admin On May 28, 2012 @ 3:16 am In Featured Stories,Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Noel Sheppard
News Busters [1]
May 28, 2012

Last year New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman called for [2] 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.

Full article here [1]


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[1] News Busters: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/05/26/krugman-scientists-should-falsely-predict-alien-invasion-so-governmen#ixzz1w0cJFnjw

[2] called for: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/08/14/paul-krugman-calls-space-aliens-attack-earth-requiring-massive-defens

[3] Scientists predict eruption of undersea volcano: http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientists-predict-eruption-of-undersea-volcano.html

[4] Krugman Calls On Government To Manufacture War To Save Economy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/krugman-calls-on-government-to-manufacture-war-to-save-economy.html

[5] Instead of Fixing the U.S. Economy or Creating Jobs for AMERICANS, Obama Will Spend The Money in Afghanistan and Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/instead-of-fixing-the-u-s-economy-or-creating-jobs-for-americans-obama-will-spend-the-money-in-afghanistan-and-iraq.html

[6] NYT’s Krugman on ClimateGate: ‘Not a Single Smoking Gun in There’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nyt%e2%80%99s-krugman-on-climategate-%e2%80%98not-a-single-smoking-gun-in-there%e2%80%99.html

[7] No, Mr. Krugman … War is Not Good for the Economy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-mr-krugman-war-is-not-good-for-the-economy.html

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