Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

People are beginning to talk a lot about Christmas, at least in the world of economics. The CBC was predicting today that the swine flu will have disastrous consequences on retail businesses because consumers will be too consumed by fear of the flu to go outside and shop. Thanks for that prediction CBC, you are down on Christmas, got it. Perhaps if people buy into the Bob Rae fear mongering, this could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is a legitimate concern that economic activity could slow, but there is a moral hazard in telling people how you expect them to behave when the result of that behavior will be very negative.

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage consumers to spend money this holiday season, and do not succumb to mass hysteria. The reason that the Liberals are feeding the hysteria is exactly because of the direct effect that virus fear has on economic activity. It punishes the ruling government and benefits the opposition. Tourism declines, discretionary spending declines, and people shy away from various sorts of products and services. It is important that we avoid turning a viral scare into a cessation of economic activity in the country.

Everybody go shopping this holiday season!

PSA from the Iceman


  1. According to the crazy Liberals, the PANDEMIC, is in a FULL BLOWN second wave and it's too late already.We are done like dinner!
    Meanwhile we have under 200 children and adults hospitalized in AB, many of us have BEEN shopping, attending sporting events, going to work and the gym, all the while unknowingly sharing the air in a pandemonium.... Wow, who knew?
    600,000 Albertans will be vaccinated by weeks end and that is 600,000 LESS that will transmit the H1N1 by mid Nov.
    At that rate, the entire province, 100% could be done by mid December.

    Yup, pretty sure we can all celebrate the Christmas season!

  2. ps Iceman, an afterthought.......

    Just think, the loony Liberals, ya those guys that are ranting so fast that you'd think they were in a ranting marathon, WOULD HAVE HAD US SMACK DAB in the middle of an election.....

    YUP, they really, really cared about this when the Liberal leader decided to pull his 'Dirty Harry routine in Sept!!

  3. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! We're all gonna die! Run for the hills!

    Oh, wait... a Liberal said that? ...nevermind. Back to your regular programming...