Monday, January 12, 2009

Either way, it's a mirage

A recent post of mine over on the Blog at Mises.org:








Either way, it's a mirage

Jim Fedako




As they debate ways to improve the economy, Obama and Congress are acting like two lost souls staggering through the desert, arguing over the height of palm trees in a far off mirage.

On one hand, it's an argument over whether $10 billion or $30 billion worth of energy tax breaks must be included in a stimulus package. On the other hand, it's an argument over whether the lush palm tree are 10 feet or 30 feet tall.

In both cases, the stated ends are an illusion -- an improved economy through the printing press or shade and water under the swaying palms.

For the latter, dehydration is the issue. For the former, it's delusion.



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