Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Krugman's costume fun!

A couple of days late for Halloween but I couldn't resist posting these costumes from the NYTimes blog of the Mighty Krug-man.

This one is the best. costume. Ever!

My favorite part of this costume is the giant Nobel Prize medallion he wears.

Originally on Business Insider but I found it on Krugman's blog.

This costume is great too - the Confidence Fairy!

You have to be super-wonky to know who the Confidence Fairy is - she is the creation of Krugman to personify the right-wing anti-stimulus crowd's belief that we must lower taxes on business which will in turn give businesses enough confidence to hire and spend us all out of the recession.

Here's an example of how Krugman uses this character: The White House Believes in the Confidence Fairy.

She is often seen in the company of the Bond Vigilantes.

And please note she is holding "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand.

What is it about Ayn Rand and fairies? In my play Christmas Blessing about the Christmas Fairy of New York we discover that (SPOILER ALERT!) Ayn Rand is spending her afterlife as the Christmas Fairy of Minnesota, forced to bestow good cheer and warm holiday feelings on all altruists.