Posted under Economics
Since all ideas and votes are equal, I figured I’d put up a poll to answer this eternal debate once and for all:
Does consumption or investment drive an economy? That is to say, does it help an economy if consumers waste money or credit on things they don’t need and that ultimately do not help the society as a whole?
Or, is it better for consumers to waste little and invest much, ultimately creating a cycle of investment and research to create and maintain more and more ability, power, and defense?
Yes, this is meant as a joke; but it appears the mainstream view right now is that wasting money helps the economy, and the cause of the Great Depression was that too few were wasting money.