Friday, March 21, 2008

The Angry Economist-Too many poor

"There are too many poor people in New York State. We could try to increase their wealth through the same old same old methods of income redistribution, or economic development. Or we could try some innovative new scheme, like ... paying them to leave. Why not? Let's make New York State a better place to live by getting rid of its poor people."

I'm tempted to quote the whole thing but the punch line is worth the trip.

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