September 27th, 2008

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padparadscha is mystified by the current economic crisis:
All right, I have a confession to make: I don't understand economics at all.

It's one of those gaping holes in my understanding, like the intricacies of sports or which kind of car is which.* I just don't quite grasp it. My mental image of the current crisis is a black hole suddenly blooming under Scrooge McDuck's money bin, with all the cash in it inexorably draining away.** If you press me I can understand some of the big details ("We're fucked"), but to me, some of the finer points of the analysis sound like so much glossolalia. ("Blah blah blah blah blah we're fucked.")

**"Gee, Mr. McD, when I let Gyro build a Large Hadron Collider under your bin I never dreamed this would happen!"

Later in the comments, ysabetwordsmith offers this pithy summary of the American political system:

America doesn't have a democracy. It has an auction.

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