Oct 4, 2013

How Can the Cartoonist For Investors Business Daily Get Economics So Wrong?

Michael Ramirez, 10/1/13:
A: Many households have a total debt higher than their annual income -- it's called a mortgage.

B: The Debt Limit, in this metaphor, isn't the limit on the credit card -- it's paying the credit card when the bill comes in. Which both the country and this imaginary family can do easily.

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