A little bailout humor for a Tuesday afternoon…
Maybe this whole too-big-to-fail thing has some legs to it. Maybe that’s why fellow libertarian Stephen Gordon at the Liberty Papers is asking for a measly million dollars:
Considering how easy it is to come with $30 billion of other people’s money, I thought I’d try the same approach. Of course, I’m not as greedy as AIG — I only need a million bucks to stimulate the parts of the economy in which I’m interested.
I also think my request deserves special consideration for two reasons. The first is that it was very difficult to write on toilet paper with a magic marker. Have you ever tried it?
…The bottom line is that if I don’t get the money, millions of people will lose their jobs, it will impact countries around the world and every bank in America will go under. And, as evidenced by my request for stimulus largesse, it’s obvious that I’m way too big to fail.
If I can make one recommendation: The well-placed copy of Brian Doherty’s Radicals for Capitalism may raise eyebrows with the other CRAP employees, and since capitalism is a “failed ideology” for us economic libertines, you may want to replace that with The Audacity of Hope or The Shock Doctrine. For a million bucks, it’s change I can believe in.
Hey, why not?