Yes, in that world known as Wonderland, boondoggles will make us rich!
Said The Great One on a recent appearance with his soulmate, Bill Maher:
This is hard to get people to do, much better, obviously, to build bridges and roads and healthcare clinics and schools. But my proposed, I actually have a serious proposal which is that we have to get a bunch of scientists to tell us that we're facing a threatened alien invasion, and in order to be prepared for that alien invasion we have to do things like build high-speed rail. And the, once we've recovered, we can say, “Look, there were no aliens.”
But look, I mean, whatever it takes because right now we need somebody to spend, and that somebody has to be the U.S. government.
Actually, this is Keynesianism in its purest form, for only in that world can one base a recovery on real-live boondoggles such as high-speed rail and claim to be speaking wisdom. No doubt, Maher was applauding every word.