New York (Bloomberg) — The FBI is investigating a dangerous new terrorist organization that is targeting professors from the Keynesian school of economics.
The alarming news comes after economic terrorists from an obscure school in Austria hacked Paul Krugman’s Twitter account and posted a bizarre false allegation regarding child pornography.
“Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography,” the terrorists wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me. It’s an ugly world out there.”
Although the FBI would not comment on the ongoing investigation, former Director James Comey said the reference to “Qanon” was a red herring.
“Austrian economists are well-known extremists who deny the effectiveness of so-called ‘fiat money’ to stimulate the economy,” Comey said. “They have used their power to mock the so-called ‘Church of Keynes,’ but they’ve never openly engaged in a terror campaign to destroy the reputation of someone like Mr. Krugman.”
Experts say the next Austrian attack is likely to falsely allege that Mr. Krugman worked as an advisor to the disgraced Enron Corporation as far back as 1999.
“If these terrorists are not stopped, they could even accuse Mr. Krugman of predicting that ‘Enron, not Sept. 11, will come to be seen as the greater turning point in U.S. society,'” Comey said. “We are now in uncharted waters, and no Keynesian economist is safe.”