Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Destroying property is not the obvious path to wealth

Volvo Cash for Clunkers Engine Disabling (YouTube)

From Mr. Pournelle

Whatever happens, the program has demonstrated the government's abilities to manage a relatively simple used car trade-in program; surely that can be used to infer the government ability to manage health care which is about 15% of the US economy?

Me, I'm driving a '97 Escort. I don't exactly like it but she runs well enough and my commute is short enough and I damn sure don't want a car payment.

And the government is paying blokes to destroy a nicer car than I've ever owned. Fuckers.

Government in action: pour in gunk to make the system lock up then gun the motor until it seizes.

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