The Freakonomics blog says we’re in a recession. Who the hell are we to argue? [Freakonomics]


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  1. Who the hell are we to argue?
    We are Consumerist, therefore we argue.

    /knows nothing about economics

  2. timmus says:

    I haven’t heard one convincing reason why the economy would be growing.

  3. B says:

    @BayStateDarren: You’re wrong. We don’t argue at Consumerist.

  4. m4ximusprim3 says:

    @B: @BayStateDarren: You’re both wrong. We only argue sometimes.

    Other times we blame the victim.

  5. B says:

    @m4ximusprim3: Yea, the economy was just asking for it, wearing that low-cut interest rates. Or something.

  6. It’s probably the economy’s own fault. She should have never bought those flip-flops to begin with.

  7. Have you tried sending a letter to the manager of the economy. Be firm, but remember to be polite.

  8. m4ximusprim3 says:

    Hey meg, can we get some EECB addresses for the people at the economy so we can get this resolved?

  9. Why am I not suprise you got ripped off? The real mistake made in the OP is using the economy in the first place. Anybody who pays attention to this site would realize how horrible it really is. You should have gon with an alternative. It’s their own damn fault if they get burned for patronizing something as crappy as the economy.


  10. cmdr.sass says:

    Obligatory “Why is this on the Consumerist?” response.

  11. B says:

    @BayStateDarren: That’s why I’ve gone back to an Agrarian society. Bartering FTW!

  12. meneye says:

    yes, we are in a recession. GET OVER IT. it will pass eventually. It’s called economics.

  13. Next thing you know, the economy will be demanding receipts at the door.

  14. Meg Marco says:

    I love you guys. <3

  15. catnapped says:

    @meneye: Baloney…our fearless leader sez we’re not in a recession. You people keep talking down our booming economy and we just might have a recession yet! WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?!?!?


  16. kelrod says:

    I’ve heard the Fed is taking this Very Seriouslyâ„¢.

  17. detraya says:

    LOL. you guys are awesome.

  18. ? graffiksguru says:

    i love this place

  19. Ben Popken says:

    Best Consumerist troll comment meme exemplars evar.

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  21. ct03 says:

    Slow news day?