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© The New Yorker

For a slightly cruder analogy of our current economic situation, see this comic.



  1. tim firch wrote:

    Oarsmen sought by job creators

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  2. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Well, maybe there is a chance, however slight, that this mess could be the spark that actually brings the 2 sides alittle closer. If they can swallow a bit of political arrogance that is.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10:38 am | Permalink
  3. David Freeman wrote:

    Pigs just flew, Hell froze over and Erick Erickson just wrote a clear, credible, well-reasoned analysis of the S&P debacle!

    Oh, wait a second … “David Axelrod out blaming the Tea Party Movement …(i)s as irresponsible as S&P” is a typical over-the-top false equivalence, but otherwise Erickson is spot on!

    Thanks patriotsgt. The scales have not fallen from my eyes but once again you provided me a reason to step back and reconsider an entrenched position. I’ll try to work harder on the arrogance part.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  4. Dan wrote:

    Erickson did write “Now, to put my partisan hat back on.” so the Axelrod comment is within his right to write. Kudos for warning us.
    The New Yorker cover very eloquently depicts our economic situation in a way that even the simplest of minds in our society can comprehend. How about this: No demand, no need for supply. People I’ve talked to like the idea of not having to think about economic policy.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  5. Benthor wrote:

    Exactly how I’ve felt for 3 years now, too bad soo sad and the jokes on me. Like I’ve seen my fatal car crash taking place before me and all we see is lose, lose, lose. F#’n tragic.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Permalink
  6. Well, look at the bright side: if we get to a point where nobody can afford anything, we’ll have stopped the machine of supply and demand dead in it’s tracks forever and the Earth will have been saved from plundering… right?

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 6:22 am | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:

    Just like in Somalia?

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:03 am | Permalink