Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Must-Read

This article by Peter Schiff in the Wall Street Journal says what I've been thinking and blogging about for a while, but much more cleverly and succinctly. Here's a tidbit.
It would be irresponsible in the extreme for an individual to forestall a personal recession by taking out newer, bigger loans when the old loans can't be repaid. However, this is precisely what we are planning on a national level.

I believe these ideas hold sway largely because they promise happy, pain-free solutions. They are the economic equivalent of miracle weight-loss programs that require no dieting or exercise. The theories permit economists to claim mystic wisdom, governments to pretend that they have the power to dispel hardship with the whir of a printing press, and voters to believe that they can have recovery without sacrifice.
Read the whole thing.

H/T: Carpe Diem.

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