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Changing the rules...

Postby DanEpps » Fri, May 08 2009, 3:24PM

Here is an excerpt from an article I just read about how government meddling in the economy always seems to cause more harm than good:

Imagine you are playing center field in a baseball game. In the middle of the second inning, the umpire announces that from now on, it takes five strikes for an out, and three balls for a walk.

The batters relax, and wait for a really good pitch to hit, with the result that there is 12-run rally in that inning by your opponents.

Finally, your side gets up to bat and your turn at the plate comes. The umpire turns to you and says, "You know, it's the second half of the second inning, so you'll be getting two strikes for an out, and seven balls before you are walked." You strike out. As does your team.

The score is 12–0 going into the third inning. The umpire goes into the dugout of the other side, huddles, emerges, and announces the game is being called on account of rain. The sky is completely blue.

You go to the commissioner of baseball to have the game canceled and replayed with the same rules for both sides. He tells you that the game is complete for purposes of the pennant race, but you can have a committee hold hearings after the World Series to determine what might have gone wrong.

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Re: Changing the rules...

Postby Peter Walsh » Sat, May 09 2009, 10:42AM

It seems Madmen (and women) are running things now. They keep focusing on the "bottom up" approach. When was the last time you got an order for a new kitchen from a welfare mom? This is all scary.
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Re: Changing the rules...

Postby DanEpps » Sat, May 09 2009, 12:12PM

With the way things are going, welfare recipients may be the only folks with any money.


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