24 November 2008

the unintended (?) "benefits" of a severe recession

illegal immigration slows (reverses?)
us armed forces easily exceed recruiting targets/quotas (with smaller incentive bonuses)
consolidation in banking industry
pent up demand for smaller govt destroyed by delay
pent up demand for criminal investigations into executive branch destroyed by delay
historic changes in laws/r&d/investment re: alternative energy destroyed by delay (again)
historic changes in tax/subsidy treatment of oil industry destroyed by delay
increased supply of 'cheap' labor pool
solidified previous, and justified future rationales for even more accumulations of presidential prerogative authority over more sectors of the economy and life