Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Quotes of the day

Hoping the [Obama stimulus] plan won't have any pork in it is like hoping a ham sandwich won't have any pork in it. It's just a tad unrealistic.--Russell Roberts

Isn't it excessive spending that got us into this mess in the first place? Spending more now seems like drinking Scotch to cure a hangover. Despite this apparent paradox, there is some logic to providing a dose of economic stimulus. But it should be more like Alka-Seltzer than Scotch.--Hal Varian

... Washington might spend its time profitably examining its own role in the recent housing blowout, which has destroyed more wealth than a hundred Madoffs, and about which Mr. [Barney] Frank himself is an expert.--Holman Jenkins

Suicide tends to fall during crises--they take peoples' minds off themselves.--Megan McArdle

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