Who rarely suffers from a down economy?

October 16th, 2008

Not surprisingly, cialis see it’s the places that can just take everyone else’s money:

Government towns tend to be relatively stable because — even though budgets are slashed — the public sector still must pay the salaries of politicians, buy cialis building inspectors, police officers, military personnel, and tax-authority employees. Cities that we think might benefit from government employment include Chesapeake, Va., near the massive Norfolk Naval base, and the state capitals of Baton Rouge, La.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Madison, Wis.

College Cushion

Madison has a second recession buffer: the University of Wisconsin. More than 17% of the working-age population works in education, according to PolicyMap. Colleges don’t necessarily flourish in bad times, but they don’t go out of business either.

This just reinforces the post I made the other day about why academics tend to love big government. Why wouldn’t they? Unlike the folks in the private sector, they rarely suffer when government screws up.

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  • 1. Debunked  |  October 16th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I would assume that police departments don’t exactly “go out of business” during a recession either. They tend to be more conservative than liberal.

    And they’re also paid by “everyone else’s money.”

  • 2. elliot  |  October 16th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    You bring up an interesting point, De.

    I think it’s instructive, though, that the only two types of public employees who do tend to be conservative are the cops and the military–both groups that have received some pretty severe disdain from liberals for as long as I can remember.

    It may be that their conservatism is an equal and opposite reaction to the visceral dislike and distrust they feel from the political left.

    But I suspect it’s just that there is something about having a gun that tends to make you a conservative. ;)

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