Did Paul Krugman Really Say the Earthquake Should Have Been Bigger?

Last night on Twitter, folks started linked to this Google Plus page for Paul Krugman. There’s a sense that it’s legit, but I don’t know enough about what can or can’t be faked on Google Plus to say for sure. If it’s legit, it quite possibly could be the dumbest thing he’s ever written. If not, well, Krugman’s space-alien Keynesian idea will retain its top spot as the dumbest thing he’s ever written. What say you readers? Real or not?

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