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Friday, August 26, 2011

What the Hell?!? Friday - Economics and Space Aliens

Typically, the right wing has willfully misinterpreted Krugman's little thought experiment about the expansionary effects of an alien invasion.

Big surprise.  Conservatives are typically humor impaired, irony deficient, and lacking in imagination.  All that besides being liars.

Coincidentally - or not - Mark put up a post with a series of scatter-plots relating GDP to various debt measures, and spiced it up with quotes from the 1986 (Reagan admin - another coincidence?) movie ALIENS.

Here is the second graph in Mark's post.

Does it remind you of anything?

How about this?

Squint a little.  It helps.

To put a fitting topper on it all, nanute came up with this video clip.  H/T, amigo.

Sigourney Weaver in "Alienses" by alienfan

UPDATE: Whoa - Krugman thought he was channeling Keynes.  But Tux points out in comments that he was actually channeling St Ronnie.



BadTux said...

Yeah, those silly liberals, and their references to aliens. Jeez.

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

Anonymous said...

yeah,right wing conservatives also are also racist.