Its official. World governments are being run and advised by people who have escaped from asylums holding the criminally insane. How else can you have a proposal like this–
It has been on and off for months, but a key announcement in Alistair Darling’s budget in 10 days’ time looks like being a car “scrappage” scheme. The motor industry is in trouble and thinks the best way to reverse an alarming slide in sales is to give people who trade in old cars for new or nearly-new ones a £2,000 allowance.
As Cynicus Economicus asks, why not bomb cities instead? Why not evacuate, say, New York City and send in a bomber to carpet bomb the whole city? I agree with C.E.’s conclusion-
If ever there were an indication of the absolute bankruptcy of ideas to fight the economic crisis, an indication of the underlying idiocy of government policy, then surely this is it. They are acting to destroy wealth to ‘save the economy’, and doing so at the expense of the future economy. They are spending future wealth in order to destroy present wealth.
Quite simply, the mind boggles.
It does, indeed.