The Corner

Somebody Please Tell Me This Is a Joke

First the stimulus wasn’t big enough. Now the earthquake isn’t big enough. Paul Krugman:

People on twitter might be joking, but in all seriousness, we would see a bigger boost in spending and hence economic growth if the earthquake had done more damage.

I honestly cannot tell if I am being had here. I hope I am. 

Where’s the Nikkei opening today?

UPDATE: A joke it was, or an impostor, at any rate. Why is it hard to tell Paul Krugman from “Paul Krugman”? Well . . .

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