We were asked a sort of odd question which was which apartment choice would help the economy when not taking into account the individuals preferences about apartments. Those preferences in fact dominate the overall effect on the economy. I wouldn't recommend anyone personally attempting Keynesian stimulus.

Increasing the amount of money changing hands only helps in certain circumstances, and even then it is not necessarily the dominant effect.

What about the examples of intelligent stimulus I offered?

Open Thread June 2010, Part 3

by Kevin 1 min read14th Jun 2010627 comments


This thread is for the discussion of Less Wrong topics that have not appeared in recent posts. If a discussion gets unwieldy, celebrate by turning it into a top-level post.

The thrilling conclusion of what is likely to be an inaccurately named trilogy of June Open Threads.