The New York Times' resident Nobel laureate, poking some fun at those who suggest that we shouldn't do stimulus to alleviate the current financial downturn, despite the evidence of such policies' success:

The War on Demand: "It’s kind of shocking if you think about it. Here we have a huge, hard-won intellectual achievement, one that accounts very well for the world we actually see, and yet it’s being thrown away because it doesn’t go along with ideological preconceptions. Once that sort of thing starts, where does it stop? The next thing you know, the theory of evolution will get the same treatment. Oh, wait."

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