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David Brooks Wrecked the Economy

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 04:18

No, I don't have any evidence for that assertion, but neither does David Brooks have any support for the assertion that today's graduating college seniors, "inherit a ruinous federal debt."

It's apparently a day for throwaway lines and I wanted to play too. 

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written by izzatzo, May 31, 2011 5:42
Brooks fails to recognize that graduating seniors will survive since a required course now includes washing their mouths out with soap to avoid catching the deadly Ruinisis Debitisis virus that has engulfed everyone else.
The Elephant on the Sofa
written by Ron Alley, May 31, 2011 6:16
I chuckled as I read the column. Apparently Brooks wrote the piece in the hope of getting a commencement speaker invitation.

The piece missed the elephant on the sofa. The unemployment rate among this year's graduates is likely to be worse than last year's graduates. That is the issue underlying everything Brooks discusses.

Brooks does say one thing I can agree. I would like to be 22 again and starting life anew.
written by Erik, May 31, 2011 7:31
David Brooks once shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
Maybe you can't find Brooks' fingerprints
written by dopp, May 31, 2011 7:31
on the wreckage, but it is clear that Brooks was, and remains, a strong supporter of those who actually did the economy-wrecking.
David Brooks Wrecked the Economy
written by Jim Nichols, May 31, 2011 3:13
I think "David Brooks Wrecked the Economy" would make a good t-shirt
David Brooks Wrecked the Economy
written by steve, May 31, 2011 7:42
The debt is always ruinous if a Democrat is President. It is never ruinous if a Republican is President. As an economist you should know that.
written by paine, June 01, 2011 6:32
something about davie
brings out the best in you dino

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