Are You Smarter Than A 3rd Grade Economist?

Tyler Durden's picture

Presented with little comment aside to hope that it is clear just what this 'recovery' is all about...



Chart: @Not_Jim_Cramer

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Temporalist's picture

And they shut down my lemonade stand...

astroloungers's picture

truth from the mouths of babes

NoDebt's picture

That kid is gonna get thrown outta school.  Guessing it's one of the Tyler's kids.  Love that the search-world on the article is Jim Cramer.  Very funny.

Say What Again's picture

The only thing missing from that chart is the growth rate of the total compensation for CEOs / Board-Members from the top 100 companies in the SP500.  That would exceed the growth rate of food stamps by a significant margin.

The bernanke is not working to improve "jobs" for the average person in the country.  Rather, he is working for the CEOs mentioned above.

Element's picture

third-graders can't do log graphs

Manthong's picture

Here is an interesting thing you might wish to do
Go to your next school board meeting and ask the super who is banging down a six figure salary and has an outrageous retirement  if he/she  knows Pi  to 3 or maybe 4 decimal points.
I bet he/she does not.
Go have some fun

GetZeeGold's picture



And they shut down my lemonade stand...


You will hear rumors of should ignore them - Barack Obama

Sudden Debt's picture

and subsidised the crachouses downtown.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Even in Russia, can make lemon stand easy.

All Risk No Reward's picture

"The Debt Star will be finished on schedule."
~Da (rth) Bernank

The CEOs are hired help.  It is THE OWNERS for which they all work.

They Live portrays THE OWNERS as aliens and the CEOs, government operatives, Fed operatives, etc...  are like the humans that align with the aliens.

No, I don't think THE OWNERS are physical aliens.  They are human.  But their thought process is alien to almost everyone outside their "club."


HowardBeale's picture

Obama has proven--thousands of times--he doesn't have a problem with killing children; and he doens't have a problem with assassinating whistleblowers. Thus, this girl's parents should enjoy the remaining time before the drone strike.

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture



and Obama so loved the poor

that he created millions more

imapopulistnow's picture

The greatest irony on the Obama Era will be how its policies served to destroy jobs and incomes for the poor.

Arnold's picture

Nice, I borrowed it as a quote, with out attribution.

If it is yours, I will gladly and quickly make it so.ald

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

quote's not mine.  it is making the rounds in a chain email.  pass it on...

Skateboarder's picture

Graphs are weapons of mass information.

CPL's picture


This is awesome misinformation with humourous effect.

Skateboarder's picture

Holy shit dude. As a Bay Arean, I find that amazingly funny and utterly racist at the same time. You don't realize how many Asian people there are here, especially in the South Bay. Surprised that shit even aired!

Manthong's picture

Dear Lord in Heaven..

please make this part of some delusion I am having from the alcohol, drugs or whatever..

it is too insane to think that this could be really put on some broadcast.

I can clean myself up.. but I don't think they could.

but I guess you can't blame the poor talking head..

some clown had to give the copy to some drone to type the headings into the whatever video suite they use.  

shovelhead's picture


My daughters good friend is Korean and even she herself says she should be arrested for 'Driving while Asian'.

Apparently they know their limitations as she was never asked to be designated driver during various college 'off campus activities'.

Curt W's picture

It is incredible the woman did not realize what she was saying.  I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.

escargot's picture

And of course, she says "the NTSB has CONFIRMED (emphasis mine) that these are the names of the pilots...."

Do these news networks just make shit up as they go along now?  I remember the day of Sandy Hook there were many reports that the state police had CONFIRMED that there was a second shooter in custody, then of course that went down the memory hole.

Ergo, that was funny, but people should be furious about reports that use words like CONFIRMED when it's obviously utter bullshit.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Got graphs?

Poverty is not a Choice (it isn't a bug, it is a feature!)

Debt Money Tyranny

Weapons of Mass Debt

Renaissance 2.0

Debunking Money

How to be a Crook

Last, but not least...  Organic GDP (GDP minus debt games) is contracting $500 billion a quarter and falling fast (third chart down):

Georgiabelle's picture

Actually, if you turn the chart sideways and squint at the blue bar it kind of looks like the barrel of a gun, which, of course, is grounds for expulsion at most public elementary schools these days.

Flagit's picture

kids are some of the brightest minds on the planet. at this stage their brains are not clogged up with the stress and mess that is todays world. they have yet fully vested in the stock market of insanity. not to get paranormal, but its along the same lines as a child being more likely to see a spirit or a whatever. saw it in a movie once.

they really tell it like it is.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

My three year old sending articles in to ZH again.

TrulyBelieving's picture

It's not that kids got smarter, it's that adults got dumber. Only willful ignorance could believe in tptb's lies and deception, and our kids just aren't as exposed to their propaganda, yet.

Croesus's picture

That is a future goldbug in the making! 

old naughty's picture

Let's be positive:

Future leader in the terminator states.

xtop23's picture

"Awwwww, look mommy, little Johnny Connor is drawing a bar chart."

treasurefish's picture

If they are corrupted absolutely, at what point did we give them absolute power? I have a feeling we didn't, but it was taken on a dark, obscure island off the coast of Georgia during Christmas of 1913.

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

Take it away?  No.  You can have your lemonade stand.

You just need to follow the rules:

1) apply for city, county, state, and local permits.

2) pay bribes to civil servants to be approved.

3) obtain all insurances.

4) obtain and pass training in food handling.

5) get a tax ID to collect/remit sales taxes on fast food

6) ensure you will not sell your lemonade in quantities exceeding 16 ounces.

7) subject your stand to lengthy safety inspection before opening.

8) be prepared to endure surprise health inspection during operations.

9) check the lemon supply chain for misuse of child labor

10) provide clean toilet facilities to the general public.

11) present your lemonade in a manner that is not demeaning to people of different races, ethnicities, religions, and all 41 unique gender identifications

12 - infinity) a shit-ton of stuff I forgot.

Now enjoy your Saturday afternoon selling lemonade, kid! And dont forget, we here at City Hall are here to serve!

azengrcat's picture

I'm going to open a lemonade stand that allows EBT. I'm gonna be rich!

UP Forester's picture

Ahh, W has graduated to crayons!

HowardBeale's picture

And before the crayons, his penis?

ghengis86's picture

Yeah, I green'd you b/c I drunk.

Fucking d-bags can't take a joke on a Friday night

HowardBeale's picture

Appreciate the "green" vote; and I can't imagine why anyone would find the question unreasonable; i.e., what DID W use before crayons? I can easily picture him masturbating and cumming all over his parents while they slept. How is THAT NOT a representation of one's innermost thoughts...

Creepy Lurker's picture

Little Johnny is gonna get in trouble for that...

tom a taxpayer's picture

Five gold stars! Go to the head of the class!

mt paul's picture

stuff the gold stars

give him a gold coin ...

Creepy Lurker's picture

Bet he's smart enough to appreciate it.

spankfish's picture

Crap, that looks like the shit I turn in at work... except I can't color inside the lines.

Say What Again's picture

If its not in powerpoint format, then it can't be true.

SgtSchultz's picture

Is that a new Excel chart option?

Yen Cross's picture

  Ask Jeff foxworthy/ He's been accosted by 5th graders on occasion.

One And Only's picture

Whatever "kid" that wrote this is an unpatriotic terrorist.

Detain the child and send them to the patriot re-education camp principled by Paul Krugman.

gwar5's picture

Little Johnny Fukkerfaster: "Teacher, by the size of the nuts on that cat, I'd have to say that tail has been bolted on..."

Say What Again's picture

I think you mean to say; "the tail has been STRAPPED on"