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By doing this:

How about $100,000 for a puppet show in Minnesota or a $2 million replica railroad in Nevada.

Or how about this:

U of A received $450,000 to examine the division of labor within ant colonies, and taxpayers paid the $500,000 tab on an ASU study of the genetic makeup of ants to determine distinctive roles in the ant colonies.

Or this:

a $400,000 grant awarded to the University of Buffalo for a study on kids who smoke weed and drink malt liquor, a dinner cruise boat in Chicago that got $1 million to fight terrorism, and a $219,000 grant to the National Institute of Health to determine whether college chicks are more likely to “hook up” after drinking.

In other words, the federal government spent $219,000 to study beer goggles

Have a nice day. HT to Warren Meyer.

3 Responses to “Spending Your Way Out of the Recession”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    We got into this mess by over-spending, Keynes/Obama/libs/those ignorant of sound economics think we can get out by more of the same? That’s like trying to cure a drunk w/ scotch.

    “New Obama plans: ‘spend our way out’ of downturn”

  2. Was_Gonna_go_premed says:

    But these are vital studies. By discovering the increase in levels of “hook up” among college girls after alcohol consumption, College guys can do cost benefit analysis of buying a girl a drink. All jokes aside, its hard to truly determine what could come from these studies (ones on ants, not alcohol and college girls). Many major biological discoveries were somewhat accidents, also they often came from experiments on animals people would largely think as irrelevant (i.e. one vital protein was isolated in an experiment based off making rabbits glow, this discovery is used in tons of research today). Although there is a strong point that some of these numbers appear ridiculous…

  3. Harry says:

    Clearly the University of Buffalo is way ahead of the U of R on research.

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