Here’s a quick Friday quiz for you:
Which of these two is a jackass?
If you picked the one on the left, you would be incorrect, It is actually a donkey, which is a different animal all together. In fact, if you picked the one on the left, you should be ashamed of yourself for insulting donkeys in such a manner. when the donkey is clearly a far nobler beast than the actual jackass depicted on the right.
On the other hand, if you picked the image to the right – the jackass known as Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve and the economic visionary who presided over the destruction of American manufacturing during his almost two decade reign – you would be quite right. He measured the American economy strictly by the Dow Jones Average. Brayed Jack – I mean Alan – when asked about the demise of manufacturing on his watch, "Manufacturing is something we were terrific at 50 years ago," adding that it "is essentially a 19th- and 20th-century technology."
Thanks for nothin’, Al. Those of us still muddling around in that "19th and 20th century technology" will keep at it so we can cover your Social Security and health care tabs at the Happy Hills Retirement Home as you sit in your rocking chair, making your daily stock picks, with the rest of the great economic minds of your time .