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It's an odd wind that blows nobody any bad — 8 Comments

  1. Bock,

    Did you ever think of the loss to the local economy from 5,000 being fed for nothing?

  2. An interesting topic for research ‘Microeconomic problems in First Century Palestine caused by the free distribution of produce, with special reference to the off license trade in Cana and fish suppliers in Galilee’.

    The story of the Gadarene swine prompted a guy at theological college (who was thrown out after two years) to ask the lecturer if it was reasonable to destroy the livestock of pig farmers and rob them of their income. Completely wrong-footed the lecturer.

    The world looks different with economics!

  3. Let’s not forget the inevitable period of high inflation that will follow our current doldrums. Granted it’ll be a big relief for those in debt, but holders of annuities will possibly find themselves working in Krusty Burger, like Grandpa Simpson, in order to get by.

  4. If you had asked, “what were they?”

    I could have answered “Livid.”

    The communities seem very mixed and even the story of the Prodigal has the possibility one could end up as a pig farmer.

  5. The possibility of a backlash from those on low fixed incomes seems not to have been contemplated or maybe it is just that it has received no coverage on this side of the Atlantic.

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