OT - Gas to hit 4.00
amb-plug at bradfords.org
Wed Aug 31 21:19:37 MDT 2005
Thus said Jon Gale on Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:12:46 MDT:
> Don't even get me started on the president. 9/11 ûush's Reichstag
> (should provide some fuel for the flame war)
You couldn't be referring to any of this could you:
>> We can put a man on the moon.
This is a failure of the market.
>> We can send a probe to land on mars.
Yet another failure of the market.
>> We can invent nuclear weapons.
> if by "invent" you mean steal someone else's idea
Again, here the market failed and required governmental intervention.
>> We can fly in the air.
> no we can't - but our airplanes can
This one is borderline failure. Thanks to the government's intervention,
and documents like the Patriot Act, our airlines are now safe.
>> We can cure most medical problems.
> like AIDS and cancer?
Again, another failure of the market, I'm still waiting for the
government to provide solutions for these.
>> Then why in the hell can't I get more than 30mpg in my car?
> Because you sir, are living the American Dream!
It seems the American dream is built on market failures... Thank you for
awakening me to the sense of the dream.
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