The above is, of course, a reference to Paul Krugman’s increasingly-absurd comments on government spending. Krugman calls for a fake alien invasion here.
The increasing absurdity of Krugman’s comments even prompted a Google Plus parody account to post:
People on twitter might be joking, but in all seriousness, we would see a bigger boost in spending and hence economic growth if the earthquake had done more damage.
The sad part is that a suggestion such as the above is not completely beyond Krugman and many people believed the account to be Krugman’s own.Published in