HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Paul Krugman: Global Aust...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:45 PM

Paul Krugman: Global Austerity 'An Unethical Experimentation On Human Beings'

Paul Krugman: Global Austerity 'An Unethical Experimentation On Human Beings'

"We've basically had an unethical experimentation on human beings going on across the world right now," Krugman told HuffPost Live on Friday. "All these countries are pursuing austerity policies, and in doing so, they are giving us evidence on what actually happens when you do those policies."



VIDEO & MORE:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/paul-krugman-austerity_n_2648039.html?utm_hp_ref=business

17 replies, 1828 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 17 replies Author Time Post
Reply Paul Krugman: Global Austerity 'An Unethical Experimentation On Human Beings' (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
WillyT Feb 2013 #1
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #2
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #3
Amonester Feb 2013 #4
kenny blankenship Feb 2013 #5
Amonester Feb 2013 #6
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #7
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #8
kenny blankenship Feb 2013 #12
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #14
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #9
abelenkpe Feb 2013 #10
Catherina Feb 2013 #11
kickysnana Feb 2013 #13
leftstreet Feb 2013 #15
grahamhgreen Feb 2013 #16
upi402 Feb 2013 #17

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:59 PM

1. K & R !!!


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:00 PM

2. Austerity is an economic experiment intended on protecting the rich & only the rich.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:11 PM

3. +1

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:16 PM

4. It's not a *new* experiment since Monarchs in Europe did that for centuries...

and resulted in a bloody mess (i.e., La Révolution Française, for example).

Although in this century, the hypocrite ways they implement to screw the poor might be considered an experiment (since they think they will get away with it).

Earth's cloning of Venus will get them too...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:19 PM

5. It's not an experiment. They know it won't restore growth. It's THEFT.

(while daring you to get out in the streets in front of their tanks and stormtroopers to do something about it)

It's an act of Violence, Paul, not a dry theoretical exercise.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kenny blankenship (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:33 PM

6. "in front of their tanks" & ....

Pepper-spray &

Yikes,

*beneath*

their

drones (a concept *born in* 1984....)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:22 PM

7. It's gotten Goldman Sachs execs installed in government in Greece and Italy.

 

Oh, wait...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:23 PM

8. We already have tried this "experiment" and know exactly where it leads.

 

The Great Depression was only "great" because of Hoover's austerity measures.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xtraxritical (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:54 AM

12. Pretty soon

it will be remembered as only the "pretty good" Depression.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kenny blankenship (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:52 AM

14. LOL

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:39 PM

9. K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:50 PM

10. K&R nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:18 AM

11. It's not austerity. It's bank robbery and slave labor

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:32 AM

13. Exactly what they have been doing to the schools for years now. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:59 AM

15. DURec

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:38 PM

16. = chained CPI is unethical. No way. No How. Tax the wealthiest/cut military. end of story.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:41 PM

17. I saw that and felt it was spot on

100% Insanity.
What's our option? Batshit crazy or insanity?

Keep hoping for change we can believe in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread