Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paul

Update: 8/2012 - Paul Krugman couldn't resist writing about Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand in his latest fantasy piece for the New York Times, where he refers to Rand's work as fantasy. Rand's got Krugman's number, that's why he refers to her work as fantasy. If he read Atlas Shrugged, he saw himself as one of the bad guys, & even worse, one of the lesser, 3rd rate bad guys, & he'll never forgive Rand for making him conscious of that.

Here's what inspired my below piece of Paul Krugman, from Aug 24, 2011: 

Krugman is reported to have tweeted about yesterday's East coast earthquake:

"If only the earthquake had done more damage, the economy would have gotten a boost."

And he also shared this alien idea about how to boost our economy:

"If we discovered that 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."

My take on the alien slacker film, PAUL, with eConomist alien Paul Krugman.

5 comments:

Bosch Fawstin said...

Krugman is reported to have tweeted about yesterday's East coast earthquake:

"If only the earthquake had done more damage, the economy would have gotten a boost."

And he also shared this alien idea about how to boost our economy:

"If we discovered that 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."

Juniper in the Desert said...

Incredible that this person is in such an influential position!! In normal circumstances he would be locked up in a padded cell! :S

Your poster is great!!

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks

Bosch Fawstin said...

And it looks like after trying for years to debunk Paul Krugman comments, Slate finally comes through, debunking his earthquake comments.

Damien said...

Bosch,

Actually if discovered hostile aliens were planning an attack, he's right about one thing. At that moment, the economy would be the least of our worries. I mean, they could literally be millions of years more advanced than us, and they would be hostile, assuming there were any survivors after the first day of the invasion, I don't think they would be very worried about things like budget deficits.