Don’t Worry. Public Radio is Here to Save the Economy

I’m puzzled at this new widget thingie that American Public Radio’s Marketplace program has just launched. Apparently Marketplace wants you and me to submit ideas and help save the U.S. economy.

Have they never read the letters pages of the NY Times, WSJ, etc.? The sort of things people want government to do to help the U.S. economy — cut imports! halt immigration! drop/raise taxes by 100%!, etc. — would pretty much take us into the Great Depression 2.0. Asking people for economic ideas isn’t the solution, it’s part of the damn problem.


  1. Its “thingy”

  2. This is called “conversation”. That is, ask people what they think, even if you know it’s dumb, because it makes them feel important.