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(Marketwatch)   The problem with the economy is that people aren't buying as many durbles as they used to   (marketwatch.com) divider line 30
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2010-10-27 11:30:03 AM  
Good thing the Widget market remains as strong as ever.
 
2010-10-27 11:45:34 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

You know... "durbles"... those...
those...
those god damn blloons youridupintheair...
 
2010-10-27 11:54:50 AM  
Is disappoint.
 
2010-10-27 11:55:25 AM  
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2010-10-27 11:57:17 AM  
beeeeeecause they cant afford them due to constant salary reductions while inflation increased prices? its almost as if nobody ever heard of Henry Ford.
 
2010-10-27 12:03:58 PM  
Ahh, a catch-22.

Make your durable product too durable, and people don't need to replace them often enough to maintain high sales and production.

Don't make your durable product durable enough and nobody will buy it because it's a piece of crap that doesn't last long enough.
 
2010-10-27 12:08:16 PM  
That's turble ;/
 
2010-10-27 12:11:58 PM  
What a durble might look like. Maybe they drop the cash and that helps the economy.

www.guiafe.com.ar
 
2010-10-27 12:12:54 PM  
durble, durble foils and trouble; ire burns, and markets crumble
 
2010-10-27 12:27:26 PM  
loonatic112358: durble, durble foils and trouble; ire burns, and markets crumble

Eye of Newt and snout of Reagan
Rise the faithful, cast out the Pagan
 
2010-10-27 12:29:42 PM  
MuadDib: (Loony Lovegood)

Outside the Politics tab, I think you and I could get along quite well.

Inside the politics tab, I want to feed you to the basilisk.
 
2010-10-27 12:51:04 PM  
poisonedpawn78: beeeeeecause they cant afford them due to constant salary reductions while inflation increased prices? its almost as if nobody ever heard of Henry Ford.

What you said. I keep hearing too about how the fed is trying to stave off deflation and I keep thinking "Maybe we need a little deflation. If prices on everything dropped then people could buy more things and that might create demand for more things." There seems to be some strange aversion to giving more purchasing power to consumers.
I also keep hearing how inflation is a good thing for me because that somehow means that i end up paying less for debt or something. That is BS as well.
 
2010-10-27 12:51:05 PM  
error 303: That's turble ;/

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2010-10-27 12:57:30 PM  
Tavernknight: poisonedpawn78: beeeeeecause they cant afford them due to constant salary reductions while inflation increased prices? its almost as if nobody ever heard of Henry Ford.

What you said. I keep hearing too about how the fed is trying to stave off deflation and I keep thinking "Maybe we need a little deflation. If prices on everything dropped then people could buy more things and that might create demand for more things." There seems to be some strange aversion to giving more purchasing power to consumers.
I also keep hearing how inflation is a good thing for me because that somehow means that i end up paying less for debt or something. That is BS as well.


If prices decline so will wages or number of hours worked. Once deflation starts I understand the fed has few options to control it, if it becomes too severe something bad will happen or something.
 
2010-10-27 01:45:09 PM  
Stile4aly: MuadDib: (Loony Lovegood)

Outside the Politics tab, I think you and I could get along quite well.

Inside the politics tab, I want to feed you to the basilisk.



Fortunately, I keep Gryffindor's sword handy at all times.
 
2010-10-27 01:46:28 PM  
ladybunny.net

I think I found the gerbil
 
2010-10-27 01:47:24 PM  
durb
 
2010-10-27 01:59:37 PM  
but just the good kind of durble

bad durble is in abundant supply this season.
 
2010-10-27 02:13:34 PM  
www.floobynooby.com
 
2010-10-27 02:15:26 PM  
stebain: loonatic112358: durble, durble foils and trouble; ire burns, and markets crumble

Eye of Newt and snout of Reagan
Rise the faithful, cast out the Pagan


"Rise ye voters, bring in Palin"

I believe that's what you were loooking for.
 
2010-10-27 02:28:08 PM  
stebain: You know... "durbles"... those...
those...
those god damn blloons youridupintheair...


That set me off laughing so hard I got tears in my eyes. Thanks for the lolz. :-D
 
2010-10-27 02:42:57 PM  
Bathia_Mapes: stebain: You know... "durbles"... those...
those...
those god damn blloons youridupintheair...

That set me off laughing so hard I got tears in my eyes. Thanks for the lolz. :-D


Thanks (or y/w)! Didn't think anyone would remember Foster Brooks. Couldn't think of another person known for drunken speech. [coulda gone with Dudley Moore's "Arthur", if that would've made anyone else get it] [maybe Chappelles crack head?]
 
2010-10-27 04:43:31 PM  
I can't afford new durbles, subby. Long-term unemployment will do that to you.

In fact, the biggest durble I've got is my car, and it has been paid off for many years. I may wind up living in that durble before too much longer. Fortunately, the body is intact and it doesn't leak when it rains, so it should make a good shelter. I've already got some plastic totes from Walmart that I can use for storage. No cardboard boxes for me, nosirree! All I need is a collapsible grocery cart and I'm all set!
 
2010-10-27 04:51:14 PM  
Guelph35: Ahh, a catch-22.

Make your durable product too durable, and people don't need to replace them often enough to maintain high sales and production.

Don't make your durable product durable enough and nobody will buy it because it's a piece of crap that doesn't last long enough.


I go with "Cut middle class wages". It's much more direct, effective, and long lasting. And if you can get the nitwits to vote for the rich, well, it's all gravy.
 
2010-10-27 05:02:54 PM  
Tavernknight: Maybe we need a little deflation. If prices on everything dropped then people could buy more things and that might create demand for more things.

It simply doesn't happen that way. Look at modern-day Japan. Or houses over the last few years in many US markets. It's called a deflationary spiral. Durbie A drops in price by 5%. You don't actually need it right now. You start to think there's a good chance it will drop another 5%. And it does. And you then wait, thinking it will drop another 5%.

Meanwhile, under the anticipation of inflation, you buy it thinking, "well, geesh, this will certainly be more expensive next year".
 
2010-10-27 06:13:54 PM  
Guelph35: Ahh, a catch-22.

Make your durable product too durable, and people don't need to replace them often enough to maintain high sales and production.

Don't make your durable product durable enough and nobody will buy it because it's a piece of crap that doesn't last long enough.


No. Durbles are undergoing constant cost reduction and quality reduction. People aren't buying durbles because they can't afford to. People are fixing their broken durbles or doing without them. My dishwasher's busted, but I can't afford to replace it. It was always kinda dodgy, and the part that it needs (timer assembly) costs half of what a new machine would cost. Replacing the timer would leave me with a still half-assed dishwasher. Instead I wash my dishes by hand.

Does the ruling class seriously think that they can pay employees so little that they can't afford to live a reasonable existence and still have a market to peddle their durbles?
 
2010-10-27 06:15:48 PM  
Durbles are marbles for stupid people. They're square and they don't roll at all.
 
2010-10-27 10:03:48 PM  
kwyjibo2007: What a durble might look like. Maybe they drop the cash and that helps the economy.



I see my work here is done.

Carry on.
 
2010-10-28 01:16:53 AM  
I'm pretty sure the problem with the economy is that people don't have enough money.
 
2010-10-28 01:42:53 AM  
Theory Of Null: I'm pretty sure the problem with the economy is that people don't have enough money.

I think the problem with guinea pigs is that their fur is crooked.
 
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