A Parable on the American Economy

I’ve been desperately trying to figure out a way to work this story into the blog.  It’s about a drunk, Swedish elk getting stuck in an apple tree.  How’s this:

The elk is the American economy after a stimulus binge, and the broken apple tree is the depression we’re stuck in.  (Yes, I know  we don’t meet the official economic definition of depression but come on — we’ve had over 10% unemployment in California for at least two years now.  What else would you call it?  France?).

Unfortunately, it will be a lot harder to pull the American economy out than to get a Swedish elk from an apple tree.


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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