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November 17, 2010

"quantitative easing explained" :: also, tom cruise

sometimes it's easier to understand something when cute, animated animals explain it in libertarian small government lingo :: click below to watch an explanation of quantitative reasoning ::

a while ago ("2005"), i tried the same technique with equally bizarre text - the tom cruise and matt lauer interview ::

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A cute, measured (scary!) delivery by the cute animals. Thank you. See also: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-november-16-2010/bethany-mclean---joe-nocera not cute animals, but bright people. And has anyone noticed how much "Goldman Sachs" sounds like, "gold in sacks," especially when these little animals say it and include the "the"?

Posted by: jeano at November 17, 2010 12:47 PM

I wonder what the Planet Money crew would say about this. I'd love to see some sources for this info. Also, Warren Buffet had something to say about this topic today.


Posted by: Russell at November 17, 2010 7:04 PM

"I don't know, maybe the fact he has a nice beard" hahahaha

You got to love those guys, once you get used to microsoft SAM voiceover :)

Love the burning of Obama, the great changer, the one with the nobel prize. Like Lewis Black said, the republican and democratic parties in America are like the bowls of shit, trying to convince you the other smells worse :)

Give it up for the HARD CHARGERS, yeah!

One thing thou, maybe it's false, that the video says that they were wrong about economical development. They know what's what. I hope no one is that stupid :) But I guess there is something to gain from feeding lies to everybody, from all the political elite, including Obama.

But there we start swimming in conspiracy waters, and I don't like to go there... it's to confusing and probably even more lies (probably from the same people ;) and not enough facts.

Posted by: Cebela at November 17, 2010 9:20 PM

Errmmm? Cute animated animals spewing right wing Tea Party talking points makes economics easier to understand? There is so much glossing and obfuscation going on in this right wing rant that it reads like a John Birch Society pamphlet.

If anyone is really interested in understanding 'the Quantataive Easing' I recommend reading Paul Krugman. Yes, it's true, he did win the Nobel Prize for economics but, if it helps, he also resembles a Teddy Bear?



Posted by: DS Bakker at November 17, 2010 9:36 PM

I don't have the brain hardware to understand economic theory without serious, serious exertion but this is hilarious! And Ze, whenever I need a good chuckle I watch your 'alien art' piece and it picks me up!

Also, could you upload something with Charlyne Yi in it? I saw her on 'Conan' last week and thought she was funny, quirky and sweet.

Posted by: Mike at November 17, 2010 9:38 PM

laughing and crying...

Posted by: Marianne at November 18, 2010 3:15 AM

Hey, what do you know? Krugman explains The Quantitative Easing in his column today-


I think he does a pretty good job of it.

Posted by: DS Bakker at November 19, 2010 11:53 AM

Paul Krugman, snicker...

They gave Obama a Nobel Prize too. I hear they are selling them at the Dollar Store - you can buy your own now for a $1.29 which with the QE2 is what a dollar will cost you.

"The American People can have anything they want, trouble is they don't want much of anything." Eugene Debbs

Posted by: nader at November 19, 2010 8:24 PM

J. Siegel in today's Wall Street Journal 10/14/10 (WSJ is not known for having a liberal bias and Siegel is a supply side economist)-

"The recent surge in long-term Treasury yields has led many to say that the Fed's second round of quantitative easing is a failure. The critics predict that QE2 may end up hurting rather than helping the economic recovery, as higher rates nip in the bud any rebound in the housing market and dampen capital spending. But the rise in long-term Treasury rates does not signal that the Fed's policy has backfired. It is a sign that the Fed's policy is succeeding."

Full article here:


Posted by: DS Bakker at December 14, 2010 11:18 AM

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