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One of the leading U.S. economists says that an alien invasion could fix the troubled economy.

Leading economist says alien invasion could fix economy

One of the leading U.S. economists says that an alien invasion could fix the troubled economy.

Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner, presented this idea on the CNN show GPS, hosted by Fareed Zakaria. Krugman stated, “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.” He credited the idea to an episode of The Twilight Zone where scientists fake an alien invasion to achieve world peace. But as he explained, “[T]his time . . . we need it in order to get some fiscal stimulus.”

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