And laughed at the entire time. It is no small irony that a guy named “Laffer” is best known for articulating trickle down economics.
“TOM.AMITAI, sorry, but WWII is what ended the great depression. Almost all able bodied men of service age were put to work in the military. Others filled the employment gaps in making weapons”
Mostly false. Other people’s wars are good for the economy, not the participants. The idea that US entry into ww2 got us out of the depression has been pretty thoroughly discredited.
The Lend Lease program where US sold surplus materiél at at good price was a significant factor in rejuvenating the economy, as was the production of new materiél.
The next factor in rjuvenating the economy was the repeal of prohibition which created the moral hazards of money going out of the economy and cash going to smugglers, crooked reveneuers and crooked cops who took cash bribes. This illicit cash was used for gambling especially in the financial markets. Prohibition has always hurt economies by orders of magnitude more than any alleged savings, similar to the “Broken Window Fallacy”.
There was also quite a bit of profit in financing the war machine, the most notorious of which was Brown Brothers who financed, among others, IG Farben.(that is where Prescott Bush made his money, after he married into a banking family. The Bushes are “the help” to people with real money).
The deployment of US armed forces was a benefit to the economy, but nowhere near the scale of supplying arms to other belligerents.
Your argument would not pass muster at a decent school these days, but I do remember being taught at uni in the early 1970s that war was good for the economy. Those ideas are thoroughly discredited.
Doesn’t Justin Thompson of Mythtickle also work for Snoopyworld?
Chrissie Hynde is both good-looking and from Ohio.
Chrissie Hynde even survived the Kent State Massacre, then when she turned 21, escaped.
I am sure there are many other very attractive women from Ohio.
Riding on the City of New Orleans …
Steve Goodman wrote it, Arlo made it a hit.
NASA has used it as a wakeup song for at least one mission.
Some morning television show co-opted a line.
_Good morning, AmericaHow are you?
Say don’t you know me?
I’m your native son.
I’m the train they call the city of New Orleans
And I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done_
Personally I would prefer grooving with John Cage’s 4’33"
Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!
@Be This Guy:
Mitch Snyder did a lot of television interviews. I don’t remember him doing Letterman, but do remember him doing C-Span, and maybe Nightline or a newsmagazine type show.
Mitch and Carol were probably part of the inspiration for Elmont and Alice. Mitch was the face of the homeless in Washington DC during the Reagan years.
Is it time for Hogrin to say. ..
But I’m not dead.
I’m getting better.
The dog’s name is Olive, so could be female.
To borrow from David Bowie,people " Put on their Red Shoes and Dance the Blues Away "