Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mike the Mad Biologist — The Cost of Misunderstanding How Money Works: So Long Invertebrate House

Once again, it is essential to recognize that the federal government, which funds the National Zoo, can not run out of money since it issues dollars. If the absence of dollars is the only reason to close the Invertebrate House, then that is no reason at all. Mind you, there could be good reasons to do close it. You might think an Invertebrate House is stupid. Maybe you believe God sheds a tear every time an invertebrate zoologist gets her wings. And the notion that funding the Invertebrate House will lead to runaway inflation due to a wage spiral or a resource shortage is ridiculous, especially in light of the STEM glut.
Admittedly, compared to something like hunger or unemployment, the Invertebrate House isn’t tragic. But we use a supposed shortage of dollars to justify stinginess for those problems too.
Decades from now, people will wonder how we could be so utterly foolish and ignorant.
Mike the Mad Biologist
The Cost of Misunderstanding How Money Works: So Long Invertebrate House
(h/t Clonal in the comments)

I especially like his blog blurb.
Helping idiots who desperately need my assistance by calling them fucking morons since 2004


Matt Franko said...

"since 2004"

dammit he beat me to it!


Matt Franko said...

Then right in his next blog documenting evidence of out of control metals people shopping at target:

Wow... AK-47s strapped on while going to shop at Target stores... these people are really disgraced...


Tom Hickey said...

Brick and mortar retail is over, just like print media. It's just a matter of time now until the conversion to the digital age is complete. The future is comparison shopping on your Dick Tracy watch using bots and your order is dropped within minutes by drones, at whatever GPS location you specify. :)

Clonal said...

Think of what those AK-47's will do to those drones!