Golden boy has done it again. He now says that we should be literally breaking things just so we can get people back to work! Yes, you heard it right. GB is defying logic in ways I never thought he would!
At least the guy is consistent. If you defend the idea that the government should spend money (a.k.a. stimulus) in things we simply don’t need just because the economy has slowed down, it is really not a big jump to say that one of the things we should do is to break a window so the glass maker has some work to do.
Things get funnier once you take this kind of lunacy forward. If we have really thrown away all consideration regarding the return of investment, what we should really do is to break very valuable things; specially things that require a lot of work to replace/substitute. Therefore, Krugman should propose that we get rid of computers. There would be no better plan to get *everyone* back to work. I can guarantee it.
Fun fun fun!