These are not easy times to be a leftist ideologue, but some are taking it harder than others. Hence the following (clip courtesy of Newsbusters):
Paul Krugman: 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.
This one’s for you, Paul:
Earth is under attack, and it’s up to
Will Smith Paul Krugman and a plucky, irreverent band of rebels economists to fight the alien menace raise taxes and increase spending and save us all!
When you realize the only way your ideas can work is if aliens attack the planet, maybe it’s time to come up with some new ideas. Or more imaginative fanfic about yourself, at least.