Economic Policy presented by the Kids in the Hall

With all the talk about the stimulus package this week, I thought it might be useful to review some basic concepts of government intervention in the economy.

First off, government spending programs are frequently wasteful – Canadian broadcasting, for instance, is all publicly funded:

Second, handout programs may seem helpful to some people, but may have different consequences for others:

Finally, it’s nice to have outside-the-box thinking when dealing with problems, but eventually the bills will come due:

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