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There Must Be A Pony

As far as I can tell from reading op-eds about the need for a second stimulus, this is how things got to be the way they are:

After the financial crisis everyone got scared about the future and stopped buying the crap they don’t really need.

The companies that make the crap people don’t really need, anticipating a decline, laid off people, sometimes preemptively.

The laid-off people then had to stop buying not only crap they don’t really need but some of the things they actually do need.

That affected the companies who make things people really need, and so they laid off people too.

If everybody would just start buying stuff they don’t really need then pretty soon everyone would be able to buy the stuff they really need.

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