Paul Krugman On GOP Opposing Defense Cuts: 'Oh, The Hypocrisy!'

10/31/2011 09:04 am ET | Updated Mar 02, 2012
  • Paul Krugman The New York Times

A few years back Representative Barney Frank coined an apt phrase for many of his colleagues: weaponized Keynesians, defined as those who believe “that the government does not create jobs when it funds the building of bridges or important research or retrains workers, but when it builds airplanes that are never going to be used in combat, that is of course economic salvation.”

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