Friday, August 19, 2011

Stimulating Ideas

Just the other day, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, significantly, an economist with this Administration's ear, had this to say:
“If we discovered that space aliens were planning to attack, and we needed a massive build-up to counter the space alien threat, and inflation and budget deficits took secondary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months.”

Before you laugh, first couple that intriguing notion with this headline from today's news:  "Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists:  Rising greenhouse emissions could tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report"

A massive international military buildup to defeat the invading aliens or a massive international effort to solve global warming before they launch their attack?  Either way the economy is revived and both Medicare and Social Security are saved.

Al Gore was unavailable for comment.

OK, you can laugh now.

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