Paul Krugman’s wish for an alien invasion

Paul Krugman is so frustrated by the lack of support for another round of stimulus spending that he’s now calling for a fake alien invasion of the United States to spur a World War II-style defense buildup.

The above quote is from a Huffington Post news item.

I can see his point but the more I think about it, the less I like it.

The Second World War was  65 years ago.  Since then the people on this planet have used up a lot of resources.  If it is true that current economic problems are caused by declining resources this kind of stimulus spending would bring closer the date of a major human catastrophe – unless we can discover some new easily accessible resources.

If the resources are available we probably won’t need to a fake alien invasion.  There are enough human warriors around to get the real thing going but good.

Aren’t there nicer ways to do stimulus. With all those new weapons around, somebody would find an excuse to try them.  Then we would all be losers.

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