I’ve never understood the whole current austerity fad thing. I mean, businesses are showing record profits, the stock market is way up. Don’t get me wrong, we do need to conserve natural resources, but that doesn’t mean we have to lower our quality of life. In fact, not burning tons of polluting fuels will definitely raise our quality of life.
Businesses have cycles, and there are times companies have to conserve money. If you are good at business you learn that there is fat in any budget, which you can cut, and there are things that you can’t cut. In fact, often when things are lean, you need to increase spending to kickstart things. I think this comic says this brilliantly.