Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Solutions to All of Our Problems! v.6

Warning: This post includes heavy sarcasm.

The following chart compares pension fund reserves to the household replacement-cost value of structures.

Click to enlarge.

Here's my new and improved plan.

We'll liquidate the pension fund reserves and use the $14 trillion in cash to build all new homes for every homeowner who already has one. As seen in the chart, the math just works. It can't be a coincidence! Let's lock it in before it is too late!

Double the homes! Massive job creation! We can then rent these extra homes out to others and use that rental income to pay the pensions!


Look, maybe I didn't think of every single little tiny unintended consequence, no. But basically I thought of them, yeah.

See Also:
Solutions to All of Our Problems!
Solutions to All of Our Problems! v.2
Solutions to All of Our Problems! v.3
Solutions to All of Our Problems! v.4
Solutions to All of Our Problems! v.5

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart


AllanF said...

Hey Mark, saw this linked over at BoingBoing and thought you'd appreciate it.

The 10 y.o. Civ II Game

I think he might have you beat on $/hour play-time. But it sounds like he's working to wrap it up, so you might be able to beat him yet. IIRC, your paper towels run out in ~40 yrs? No problem.

Stagflationary Mark said...


I am fascinated by your link! Thanks for sharing it.

I'm up to 290 hours on Disgaea 4. There is no end in sight.