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Econ 101 by UF

2008-12-09 10:23:51.491656+00 by meuon 2 comments

I love good cartoons, and User Friendly has been a long time favorite. Back in the ISP days, I swear they had camera's on our walls and were scraping material from real life. I chortled at todays cartoon as it seems the scenerio presented might just be real, real soon.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-09 16:01:42.501217+00 by: Dan Lyke

Chris had a fantastic poster on the auto bailout, alt link.

I got to thinking about bailouts, and realized that if you want to encourage consumers to spend more, you need to appeal to their sense of long-term security, so they're less likely to try to save that money. So the right way to do an economic stimulus package is to double social security benefits. And, since you're not just enslaving the next generation with additional debt, but offering them something for their pains that their children will have to repay, it might even be more politically palatable.

I'm in a cynical mood.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-09 18:16:49.573478+00 by: ebradway

Yep. Instead of loaning the Big 3 the money, why not look at what it might take to help them move $25B worth of merchandise? And then dole out the $25B earmarked for upgrading technology for fuel efficiency. That way, we all have nice, new cars that will last the three years it takes them to retool.

I've been renting alot of cars lately and I've found a certain love for Pontiac products. Of course, these have all been under 25K miles... I've owned several Japanese and German vehicles with well over 150K miles and know that the Pontiacs turn to crap at about 75K. But my inner child has always wanted a Trans-Am!