Monday, January 26, 2009

'Stimulus' psychology

"The central argument in favor of the stimulus among its proponents is not over the merits of the particular legislation, but simply that we have to do something to revive the economy and that the crisis requires action. Psychologically, this reminds me of the man who is impatiently waiting for the elevator, and who continuously presses the already-lit elevator button even though he knows it won't make the elevator come any faster. "
-- Philip Klein


  1. Back in the days of dial up.. Everyone knows that the page loaded faster moving the mouse around furiously on the pad.

    just common sense.

  2. @Dave:
    Mouse agitation was for pikers.
    The pros always shook the RJ-11, to help the bits move down the wire.