Friday, April 14, 2006

Bird Flu: A boon to the economy

That's right! We'll all become richer from a global bird flu pandemic:

- Funeral homes will find themselves with a large increase in business.

- Suppliers of masks and emergency supplies will also find themselves with greater profits.

- Doomsayers will spend their money now rather than later, stimulating economic growth.

- Doctors and nurses get increased business, also stimulating economic growth.

- Increased tensions throughout the world lead to an arms race and eventual war. This war creates millions of military jobs, as well as ensuring the high death rate from bird flu is sustained for the sake of funeral services.

- Any unemployment will result in more WINZ employees, creating jobs.

- But unemployment should decrease anyway: the jobs of those killed by bird flu should transfer to the unemployed.

- As the number of people decrease, each person has a greater share of the remaining resources. Plenty of inheritances!

- Speaking of them, the inheritances and related legal issues are going to increase work for lawyers.

- Higher prices and general harsh conditions force people to work more to survive.

- Keynesian economics will cause magical solutions from logical fallacies.


Anonymous James said...

This is Bastiats Broken Windows fallacy in a fresh set of clothes...same old socialist silliness...

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Ang said...

umm, I think you're forgetting one thing. For avian flu to affect humans, you have to eat copious amounts of raw bird meat. I know it's actually been in Oz a couple of times before, not sure about NZ, and not affected the population at all. Quite frankly the only wealth I can see it generating is for all those beaurocrats who are getting extra work by making companies put in business continuity plans for if and when an outbreak occurs.

11:56 PM  
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5:42 PM  
Blogger Angela Navejas said...

Thanks for sharing such impressive perspective with us.Your information is delicate in which there is description about Bird Flu ans please keep sharing more.

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