Re: The best of times, the worst of times

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:45:45 -0700 (PDT)
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On Apr 19, 5:15 pm, Noons <> wrote:
> On Apr 20, 6:55 am, joel garry <> wrote:
> > I've been saying it since the Jarvis people started their "tax
> > revolution" in the late '70's, when they greedily vultured Jerry
> > Brown's huge surplus:  You need to collect taxes to pay for stuff, you
> > can't just fertilize the business environment to stimulate growth and
> > complain government is too big.  That's just fertilizer, a polite term
> > for bullshit.  It works for a while until the farmland gets burned out
> > and you have to let it lay fallow.
> You mean "growth is infinitely sustainable" as an economic model  is
> after all an imbecile strategy that can only exist in the minds of an
> economist?
> Wonders will never cease!

I don't blame the economists (well, maybe Laffer and some U of Chicago clowns, and some Objectivists), this particular fail is a political problem.

> What we are all seeing now is the logical evolution and conclusion of
> a demented business and economic model that could not possibly be
> sustainable in the long run.  Let's hope there is a way out - for
> those better than me to find it, I can't...

There's a way out for a small subset. For most, it's not pretty.


-- is bogus.
Happy birthday, George Takei!
"April 19th is National High Five Day.  It's also Holocaust
Remembrance Day.  Wow.  Couldn't they have checked if there wasn't
already a day then?  April 20th is Weed Day, aka National Don't
Remember day.  April 17th tax day.  Only in America." - heard on radio.
Received on Fri Apr 20 2012 - 10:45:45 CDT

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