Krugman: You know what would bring us out of this economic slump? An alien attack.
posted at 9:22 am on August 15, 2011 by Patrick Ishmael
It’s hard to tell which is the bigger threat here: aliens, or that some people — in this case, Fareed Zakaria — think that paying people to dig ditches and then paying them to fill those ditches constitutes “productive” employment. (That may explain Obama’s economic programme, actually.) Why not just pay an army of men to build sand castles on the beach every morning? Might trick the aliens, too. For a while.
But I digress. Let’s throw it over to the folks who know better than us about planning, running and ruining economies.