Friday, February 20, 2009

Answering the unasked question

"How am I supposed to spend the measly $8 per week I get from the stimulus plan?" is a question answered by many economists here, at the Wall Street Journal. Some of the ideas are wacky, some are clever, and the explanations are excellent.

My favorite ideas on the list are to get an $8 hair cut (it's a locally-provided service that isn't regulated by any trade agreements and at that price is likely performed by a low-income worker who will plow the $8 back into the economy on food or the like) or to tip your cab driver extra (because they talk to lots of people they can spread the good cheer of a big tip further).

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