Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    Loaf-O-Bread….$130,000…On sale…..

  5. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 2 years 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.

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  7. Hardthought

    Hardthought said, over 2 years ago

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

  8. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, over 2 years 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.

  9. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 2 years ago

    Inflated, is the term I use, every month.

  10. FlatheadFord

    FlatheadFord said, over 2 years ago


    We call them credit unions in the northern hemisphere.

  11. dabugger

    dabugger said, over 2 years ago

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

  12. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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.

  13. steverino

    steverino said, over 2 years ago


    Except that the debt is going down, and the gov’t is NOT printing money. In our current situation, you WANT inflation, Too littlew is as bad as too much; you want the Goldilocks happy medium. Right now reducing gov’t spending (AKA firing teachers / cops / firemen, not fixing highways, bridges, water mains) is dragging the economy down.
    Here’s one of many links: just read Krugman:

  14. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, over 2 years ago

    Can’t give out the name here, but I have an actual brick and mortar bank right here, in and around KC, that does not charge a dime for my accounts. Modest interest on savings. I don’t use checks, just a debit card, so no check charges either. My account is small, probably never over 2k in it at any time, and as little as 200. Still no charges. Best part? NO ATM FEES. Anywhere. Any machine. Any network. Doesn’t matter. For the little guy like me, ‘it don’t get no better’.

  15. drickard

    drickard GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    But wouldn’t they just assume a ladder and climb back out?

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