Last Night I stayed home because I was sick. Sick with the autumn flu that’s making its rounds through Toronto.
Like a good sick person, I tucked myself into bed, and flexed my remote control muscles.
I soon realized someone else is pretty darn sick too.
The economy…..oh not just the US economy, nope all it’s many relatives too.
All day the TV was flooded with dire diagnosis about its health. Sometime later a big halla balloo was made over the non passage of the rescue bill by the US Congress.
One republican (who I cannot remember, bear in mind my head was foggy with Nyquil) interestingly said on CNN, that the rescue plan was an attack on the very tenants of capitalism. Turns out capitalism isn’t to blame, it’s the inherent greed of people.
Excuseee? Isn’t that one in the same?
Doesn’t dear ole Capitalism take its cue from greedy people, who always want more, bigger, better, and more? Isn’t that what forces otherwise sane people to buy a new car every two years, take on lavish mortgages to live in houses with at least one room they never visit?, buy labeled clothes every month and happily put it on their credit cards?
The funny or rather scary part is, when I looked around my life as I walked into work today, I still saw people shopping, buying their $10 latte and biscotti, coming in with their new coats, with not a care in the world.
It seems to me, that my generation doesn’t really know how to be fiscally responsible. They don’t know how to panic about what’s happening. So they keep doing what they do best, spending money.
Which makes all these crack pot schemes like the one Bush carved up last summer, which gave all Americans $600 to spend, sound credible.