Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, over 1 year ago

    And your savings account will draw negative interest… BWAH-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaa !!!

  2. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    It already does, or at least did. I closed it out when the bank started charging me $10/month to keep my money there because I didn’t have the required $10,000 minimum balance to draw their 0.01% interest.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    If you line up a hundred economists… they still won’t reach a conclusion.

  4. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Pretty much every Nobel Prize in economics this century has gone to somebody who found a new way in which Adam Smith’s oversimplifications led to abysmal misunderstanding of the way economies really work:
    No perfect information.
    No mass of tiny little independent players.
    Crappy accounting for inherited wealth.
    Poor understanding of self-interest.
    Poor fluidity.
    Failure to account for governmental regulation.
    Massive off-loading of external costs.
    And more.

  5. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    Loaf-O-Bread….$130,000…On sale…..

  6. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 1 year ago

    @Boots at the Boar

    In Oz we have banks that offer fee free savings/transactions accounts without a minimum monthly deposit. They’re the only ones I will consider.

  7. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer said, over 1 year ago

    looks like they’re having a jolly ol’ time

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why consider reality when you have so many perfectly good theories?

  9. Hardthought

    Hardthought said, over 1 year ago

    When food, fuel and utilities are no longer included in inflation calculations, you know the government is hiding the truth, as usual.

  10. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, over 1 year ago

    Hyper-Inflation is NOT merely regular inflation with the dial turned up to 11. Hyper-Inflation is when people reject a currency as a store of value.

    The USA uses what I like to call a “Faith Based” currency. That is, we ACCEPT payments denominated in dollars because we have faith that when we need to pay a bill, buy groceries or anything else that we do every day; someone ELSE will accept those dollars from US at substantially the same value those bills held when we accepted them in the first place.

    Ask yourself…
    What would happen if that faith were challenged?

    The Great Depression was caused by DE-flation, which the central government tried to deal with by attempting to stimulate IN-flation.

    That’s what they have been doing since 2007/2008 and with all the money printing and debt since then we haven’t even managed to get the economy moving along fast enough to produce sufficient jobs to keep up with population growth.

    Ultimately, the problem is that as with addictive drugs you get diminishing returns from ever larger doses.

    Eventually the addict either dies via overdose (destroying the currency and kicking off hyper-inflation) or goes through withdrawal (deflation).

    And right up until the mathematically inevitable result of a century of stupidity, the “Yankees” and the “Red Sox” fans will still be blaming each other while the players smoke fat cigars and drink Napoleon Brandy in the clubhouse.

  11. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 1 year ago

    Inflated, is the term I use, every month.

  12. FlatheadFord

    FlatheadFord said, over 1 year ago


    We call them credit unions in the northern hemisphere.

  13. dabugger

    dabugger said, over 1 year ago

    Let us see, getting tanked or thinking? But both? No, no way.

  14. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Inflation is affecting buying power.. Food is the obvious area that most people notice first, but other goods and services are becoming more expensive. Like unemployment, inflation reports are “doctored” by the Government.

  15. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Generally an excellent analysis, but are you implying that it’s hyper-inflation BECAUSE the people reject the money? That confuses cause and effect. It’s AFTER the money-printers flood the nation with worthless paper that the economy collapses into chaos. But I may be misunderstanding you since you do seem to understand the issue well.

    Note, folks, that Miller’s cartoon is saying that the threat of hyper-inflation is bogus, but LRN’s drug addiction metaphor is correct. The benefits of inflation to the politicians require an accelerating rate. Hyper-inflation CAN happen here.

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