A (Hopefully Fake) Paul Krugman Laments The Lack Of Death And Destruction Following Today's Earthquake

Tyler Durden's picture

We truly can only hope that this Google Plus account of Paul Krugman is merely a well-orchestrated parody, because if it is indeed that of the self-styled uber-Keynesian, the time for the public outrage, his economic beliefs aside, has arrived. In a blast post on Google's imitation of twitter and facebook, which should immediately result in the termination of the Nobel prize winning economist if it was indeed penned by him, this particular account of "Paul Krugman" writes: "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." Translation...well it's pretty obvious, but for those laboring under the aftermath of a full frontal lobotomy, the person who tweeted this essentially yearns for his voodoo economic religion to be validated following countless failures of Keynesianism (no, really, after this latest injection of Xx *illion dollars into the economy things will really be well), at the expense of death and destruction. Even more poignant translation: "Krugman" would like nothing more than to put an equal sign between the death of a human being and its proportional GDP replacement value. What next: Krugman lamenting that only certain races end up getting killed in conflict, those whose replacement potential is too low, demanding more death? Or that X number of deaths would have been more stimulative if it was really XXX? This is about as close as we will get to a Keynesian admitting that reparations for death and destruction are the only two special clauses under which fiscal stimulus does work. Which of course means that with idiots such as the poster of the above who actually thinks this, be it Krugman or some of his countless voodoo brethren, and with their proximity to the president, the only logical explanation is that a war is coming, and is being welcomed by all these s[h|c]am "economists", for whom human death and suffering is a fair tradeoff in preserving their tenure or modestly-paid, liberal publication blogging jobs. If this indeed Krugman's account, it is imperative that the NYT immediately terminate this pathologically deranged and homicidal psychopath. Institutionalization in a mentally insane ward may be a proper subsequent action.

Naturally, if this is indeed a fake accountholder, then the sarcastic spotlighting of the subject truly achieves its goal.

Incidentally, for those who have watched Michael Clayton recently, perhaps they can remind us what the New York State statute on 3rd party commitment is.

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Seasmoke's picture

how crazy is it, that we actually cant say for sure whether this is actually this sick fucks account

Haywood Jablowme's picture





pesamystik's picture

The day is quickly approaching where Krugman will be seen naked, covered in feces, running around starting fires and shooting people in the streets, screaming "economic stimulus" over and over again in an orgy of destuction.

You got to love how his google page title, "conscience of a liberal."

asdasmos's picture

Maybe Bernanke will go Full Retard and launch 'QEK'.


In this form of QE, Krugman (K) would direct a bombing campaign of 'transitory undesirables' and the reconstruction would be financed by a printing of cash that could only be matched by Keynes' ultimate wet dream.


*With all the excess cash going to make a 10 mile high paper mache statue of Krugman to ward off any intelligent beings.

chumbawamba's picture

Whether this is written by Krugman or not, that fetid pile of human waste should be dragged out into the streets of NYC and gang-raped by one hundred desperate sex offenders who have been cooped up in solitary for a year.  Perhaps the damage done to Krugman's anus will stimulate a plastic surgery reconstruction mini-boom.  He might want to have those man-tits lipoed at the same time.

I am Chumbawamba.

faustian bargain's picture

Indeed...maybe his health could be stimulated by a good skull-bashing. After all, think of all the healing he'll have to do. That's gotta be worth something.

chumbawamba's picture

Pretty soon (now?) the "Bearded Economist" will be a metaphor for a clueless moron in any profession whose theories and practices result in complete fail and their solution for fixing the situation is limited to heaping on yet more fail.

In fact, I just coined it.  Bitches.

Example: "That dude is trying to put out a fire by pouring gasoline on it.  He's a regular Bearded Economist!"

Also, ref. Einstein re: definition of insanity.

I am Chumbawamba.

Fed Supporter's picture

Hey chum, how is your credit rating doing?  Didn't you default on all your credit cards and buy precious metals with them?

chumbawamba's picture

Why do you care about my credit rating?

Why should I care about my credit rating?

Are you still bothered by what your 4th grade nemeses think about you?

I am Chumbawamba.

Temporalist's picture

I think it will be "Bearded PhD" personally.  Something like:

Person 1: "He's really smart must be the beard."

Person 2: "And he's got a PhD!"

Person 1: "A real Bearded PhD!"

Coldfire's picture

I wonder how many bearded economists it takes to change a light bulb.

akak's picture

Before or after they purposely smash it? 

For the "stimulative effect", of course.

PaperBear's picture

Smash all lightbulbs, that is the way to get that part of the economy growing.

nmewn's picture

"For the "stimulative effect", of course."

But, there very well could be up 20 deforestation jobs "saved or created" just to supply the paper for the Haz-Mat reports, per bulb.

Keynes, the ultimate eco-terrorist...lol.

smlbizman's picture

wait a minute larry kudlow already played this card with the fuckurmomma earthquake, so krugman or not this sadly played card has already been layed on the table....

Thomas's picture

The comments section, bloated as usual, seems real. It would be an awfully elaborate hoax to build a site this intricate.

WALLST8MY8BALL's picture

ManBernKrug - Half Man, Half Bearded Keynesian Psychpoaths!

you enjoy myself's picture

stop the spam, jackass.  if you want to promote your blog buy adwords for it.

Rahm's picture

Who knew Paul Krugman was a meth head?  Learn something every day!

Zero Govt's picture


face facts guys, socialists are delusional morons

they fail miserably in every country they bankrupt, yet still think they're onto a 'winner' of a formula in the next one they attempt to debilitate with ideological garbage 

socialists have the memory of a goldfish (it's why they never learn anything) and the attention span of Barry Obummer (see his mind wander from the auto-cue every 40 seconds and begins to stutter) 

the Norwegian Socialist Party (ie. Nobel Prize Committee) gave Barry the Nobel Peace Prize for being 4 days in office with no achievements to his name (Doh!). Obumma forgot he was receiving a Peace Prize by the time he hit the stage (Doh!) and gave a speech endorsing wars (Doh!). The enmassed socialist starry eyed rabbits forgot it was a Peace Prize (Doh!) and forgot Obummas speech was pro-war by the time it was delivered and clapped (Doh!)

I mean how f'ing crsytal clear does it need to be all socialists like Krugman in history are retarded and require mental help???

Temporalist's picture

They suffer with the "If Onlies"


"If only the stimulus was bigger"

"If only the people were condifent"

"If only aliens attacked but didn't really attack we just told people there was an attack so we could make a fake economy even more fake by falsely stimulating it further which will create an even more temporary fix that fails faster and harder than the last one"

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

Sounds like Krugman is pushing the 'broken window fallacy' on a grand scale...

So, exactly where did Krugman study Keynesian Economics? Even Keynesians should know about the broken window fallacy by now...

Tidewater's picture

He’s not being impersonated in this TV interview, in which he claims a false-flag alien invasion would be an economic stimulant: http://www.safehaven.com/article/22185/krugmans-new-extraterrestrial-eco...

There needs to be a new category of stupid, a category which embraces an almost clinical definition for a "stupid" so stupid that it borders dementia but without head trauma, structural disorder, etc. Maybe we could call it krugma, and the pear-shaped Krugman himself, Case Zero.

That said, I hope he gets another Nobel, I really do. After all, he's >still not George Bush!<

But I think this, uh, specimen of a TV interview provides a good angle on the old debate, "is-it-a-conspiracy or all-just-an-accident"...

It's both. People like Soros pull strings (ce qu'on ne voit pas). They work to produce the conditions that tilt influence in ways beneficial to their positions. People like Krugman are simply unwitting. They're kept around because they promote ideas that are useful; e.g., government financing = organic economic growth. Printing your allowance early this week = production. They're useful idiots and that's all. Let's call them krugmen.

A krugman promotes something that a village idiot would dismiss as patently idiotic, like the idea that a broken window is good for the economy. What happens next meets burden of proof: It gets a Nobel Prize, a job at the Gray Lady, book deals, its face (and what's up with Krugman's clueless expression? He always looks lost) on the cover of for-idiots magazines, etc.

It gets a food pellet, basically. The puppetmasters find it useful.

Now -- the next time the krugman is up on the dais, what does it do? It can re-examine its core tenets, take it all back, risk losing everything including its agent. Or it can continue spewing fallacy in the pursuit of more food pellets. It sticks with the proven path to pellet success, of course. That's what makes it a krugman.

So far so good. But krugmen are often so dimwitted that they don't know when to call. So they double-down -- the "logic," having worked thus far, gets taken a bit further, then a bit further, then...

Voila! The krugman finds itself on TV calling for a false-flag alien invasion.

And what happens? Scandal? Remorse? A non-stop international laugh-track? Maybe a skewering by Jon Stewart? No, another food pellet. This stuff really works! The krugman still has its Nobel, maintains its job as a blogger. It had to start moderating the comments on its blog -- because ordinary readers were easily demolishing the krugman's every argument -- but no big deal. Those people probably voted for George W. Bush!

This krugman must be on to something. It calls for more stimulus, and retains its utility to the machine. What a surprise.


But to me, it feels like the propaganda is getting worse and worse -- to where it's almost self-parody.

I was in the bodega for 2 minutes last night, and Wolf Blitzer was on. I actually felt sorry for him, so obvious was the role he was playing and that it was a burden for him to maintain it. He didn't even seem to buy it himself, was just going through the motions. Global warming, blah blah blah... Statist propaganda, where's my check. Just make the producer happy. The producer has to make the manager happy. The manager makes the local affiliates and executives happy. The executives please the owner. The owners pull the strings and we have this puppet show.

We have Krugman and all these little krugmen running around, tempting a new definition of clinically stupid, maybe for the DSM-5-R.

Cuz it seems like we're at the point where minions just aren't comfortable with the same old agitprop, even as the prop has to go full bore to maintain the pretense. Even the slowest-witted are starting to say enough's enough: Give us better lies. Even Maxine Waters is asking questions.

And that's what a false-flag alien invasion is or would be, by Krugman's own admission in the interview: A better lie, maybe even the bestest of all possible lies. But we've known that broken windows don't stimulate economies since "Have you ever witnessed the anger of the shopkeeper."

It's freakish; it's Rodgers and Hammerstein on battery acid; it's clinically stupid.


Something's gotta give, and when we get to the point where even the original krugman acknowledges that staging an alien attack might not be such a bad idea, and Maxine Waters asks aloud why Obama's Magical Misery Tour didn't visit any black neighborhoods, and on and on -- one of two things will happen: a full reversal, or into the breach.

We don't have the salt for a full reversal.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

That said, I hope he gets another Nobel, I really do.

FYI, Krugman never won a Nobel Prize. He won a Sveriges Riksbank prize.


Tidewater's picture

FYI, it's The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/.

But seriously -- who cares?

You get the Least Interesting and Also Inaccurate Comment Award. Congratulations.

Mentaliusanything's picture

I don't have a clue who said it but it is a truism - "Socialism is great until you run out of other peoples money then your fucked"

smore's picture


"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. "
Margaret Thatcher
snowball777's picture

"Subprime mortgage securitization is great until you run out of other peoples money then you're fucked"

redpill's picture

Based upon his "alien invasion" thesis, one could easily postulate that he would agree with the premise regardless of whether the account is his.


It's perhaps the most striking example of how Keynesian economics is a spectacular failure. It's the office worker who believes that if they look busy with many menial tasks then they are being productive. But it's an illusion. True economic growth does not come from destroying our infrastructure or inflating the money supply, just as it doesn't come from the fraud of "consumer spending" that is a result of consumer borrowing. Economic growth comes from PRODUCTION, a concept Krugman truly does not understand.

Michael's picture

We should pray for a 9.0 earthquake to hit Los Angeles. That would make Krugman jiz in his pants if that happened.

Taku's picture

To him, a nuclear option is literal.

chumbawamba's picture

Who was it (Mises?  Or was it Peter Schiff?  No, it was Ronald McDonald) that  mused if destroying things so that we could provide stimulus to rebuild was such a great idea, why don't we just go around and completely destroy a large city in the US at random every year so that we could have a reconstruction boom in that area of the country?

Makes sense to me.  Let's start with D.C.

I am Chumbawamba.

Raymond Reason's picture

Probably the same guy who asked why a public works canal was being dug with shovels rather than excavators.  "Because we are creating jobs", was the reply.  To which he responded: "Then why not have them use spoons?" 

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

"Parable of the broken window"

" The parable of the broken window was introduced by Frédéric Bastiat in his 1850 essay Ce qu'on voit et ce qu'on ne voit pas (That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen) to illustrate why destruction, and the money spent to recover from destruction, is actually not a net-benefit to society. The parable, also known as the broken window fallacy or glazier's fallacy, demonstrates how opportunity costs, as well as the law of unintended consequences, affect economic activity in ways that are "unseen" or ignored by some, such as advocates of Keynsian economic stimulus, who typically see those actions as beneficial to the economy."


This is what Keynesians ignore...

New_Meat's picture

Nicely explained by Henry Hazlitt in "Economics in One Lesson." e.g.:


Krugman was hung over when the one lesson was offered; he missed that whole day.

- Ned

my puppy for prez's picture

I have that book!  Now, if I could just get it read.....so much to read, so little time...

New_Meat's picture

First chapter gets ya' there.  Then u b hooked ;-)

XitSam's picture

It is an easy read. Well worth the time to read.  Assuming you're not a Bearded Economist!

Oh regional Indian's picture

No need Chumba, the god's are playing HAARP's to the Devils Of DC's lute already.

Shake rattle and roll!



centerline's picture

If we use miltary personnel and ordinance, it also gives us a chance to bring our troops home and keep them employed. I say it is a win-win. Wow, Krugman is a genius.

bread n circuses's picture

Of course, then you would have these kind of people all around you. 

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Who was it (Mises?  Or was it Peter Schiff?  No, it was Ronald McDonald) that  mused if destroying things so that we could provide stimulus to rebuild was such a great idea, why don't we just go around and completely destroy a large city in the US at random every year so that we could have a reconstruction boom in that area of the country?

Makes sense to me.  Let's start with D.C.

Come on Irene.


AldoHux_IV's picture

Not only that but it's almost a given a war is next up in the flawed agenda of the central planners to keep the illusion going-- what a sad and fucked up system we live in.

redpill's picture

Tell me you can't hear Rick Perry insisting that Iran has WMDs.

onthesquare's picture

How will we be able to tell when we are at war or not at war?