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Flooded by Keynesianism

anonymous6292 Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 3:51 AM
There is no difference in rebuilding a thousand houses that were destroyed versus a thousand houses that will never be used. Both are an equivalent waste.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 1:29 PM
there's a "house that will never be used" on one of my bicycle routes,on a golf course. It was partially finished,and abandoned,boarded up. it's been that way for several years. it will never be in any condition to be finished,from mold and moisture infiltration(this IS Florida). it will have to be torn down. it can't be the only such example.

Hurricane Sandy was an invader, one that splashed ashore with as much destructive power as any foreign (or perhaps interstellar) invader could hope to bring to bear against our coasts. Thus, in the opinion of economist Paul Krugman, the storm should help boost the American economy.

“If we discovered that, you know, space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter the space alien threat and really inflation and budget deficits took secondary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months,” the Nobel Prize winning economist declared on CNN in 2011....