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1. ## The stimulus

An economics student approached his professor and said, “I don’t understand this stimulus bill. Can you explain it to me?” The professor replied, “If you come to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I’ll be glad to explain it to you.”

The student showed up at the professor’s house.

The professor said the weekend project involved his backyard pool. They went to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, “First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can.” The student did.

The professor continued, “Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it.” The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told. The professor said they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool. The student asked, “Why are we doing this?” The professor said he was trying to make the shallow end deeper.

After six trips between the shallow end and the deep end, the student worried that his professor had gone mad. The student finally said, “All we’re doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you’ll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action.”

The professor replied with a smile, “Congratulations. You now understand the stimulus bill.”

true.

3. ## Re: The stimulus

To be fair, there would actually be water loss! Evaporation whilst in the bucket, spillage, and residual water remaining in the bucket as well.

4. ## Re: The stimulus

Originally Posted by Nyden
To be fair, there would actually be water loss! Evaporation whilst in the bucket, spillage, and residual water remaining in the bucket as well.
even more accurate, would be tipping the water over oneself to keep cool while moving the water.

5. ## Re: The stimulus

Kevin Rudd says the deep end would go down and the shallow end would go up.

6. ## Re: The stimulus

I don't know what you are worried about, IR the same Growth over Xmas people loosing their jobs, Gold going down ....all is rosy..???

7. ## Re: The stimulus

I guess if your pool gets low, you can always go and ask for some more water from your chinese and saudi neighbours next door.

they are such nice guys

8. ## Re: The stimulus

Future pools will be built with flat bottom, this will spare need for bucketing water from one end to the other

9. ## Re: The stimulus

It seems so idiotic to do it. Dont they have advisers telling them this?

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