Tuesday 8 December 2009

Reasons to distrust petitions

The girl at 3:00 who winds up signing...sigh.

Some folks turn him down, some because they know hyperinflation is a bad idea, some because they don't want the hassle of dealing with him. But most folks sign the petition, supporting an increase in inflation to 100% this year and 100% for each of five years subsequently. I wonder how many signatures he could get if he spent a few more days at it.

HT: Brad Taylor
Update: original source site here.


  1. What was the response of your students to this clip?

  2. Classes ended mid-October, and I rarely show clips in class anyway. Any students from my public choice class oughtn't be overly surprised though.