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Best Of Latewire Why Bailouts Are Stupid (Illustrated Version)

Daniel Roe
Poster: Daniel Roe @ Fri May 01, 2009 9:25 pm

I had about 30 minutes and wanted to write an article about why government bailouts are inherently stupid, but I didn't have time to write it in language for people who didn't already know economics to understand. Instead, with the aid of Google Image Search™, I came up with this series of incoherent drawings which I've now wasted too much time on to throw away. Enjoy!

BOOM PERIOD


RECESSION
(Under Normal Circumstances)


RECOVERY
(Under Normal Circumstances)



Contrast that with this:

RECESSION W/ GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION


RECOVERY (AFTER GOVERNMENT)

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Keywords: Bailouts  Bailout Comic  Cartoon  Evil Government  Zombie Banks 
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Hank Fri May 01, 2009 10:07 pm
Man, you are on a roll here

10/10 ++
Bill Mon May 04, 2009 10:31 am
Whoa! I've got Arlo Guthrie flashbacks.
Daniel Roe Mon May 04, 2009 1:07 pm
Daniel Roe Mon May 04, 2009 11:32 pm
This is going to be my last post until June 11th.

ciao
1m1w Wed May 06, 2009 5:24 pm
I 'best of latewire'd this. If there was (and there should be) a best of the best of latewire then this would go in that category also. Although a drawing of Scrooge McDuck teabagging Uncle Sam in the pennypit of the moneybin would make this post so absolutely perfect that the fabric of space time would shat itself in stupendous awe and wonderment.
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