Unknown Economist
unknowneconomist
2/21/20
1:54 PM
2

I am waiting for the next recession to build my new garage with a detached house. I expect it to be MUCH cheaper to do at that point. I am not in a huge hurry. Read more

2/21/20
1:35 PM
9

I feel like if you are a person who needs to ask Tom if it’s a good idea to buy from the junkyard, you’re a person who shouldn’t buy from the junkyard. Read more

2/21/20
11:50 AM
24

buy something tangible like a car that won’t depreciate as fast as your portfolio. Read more

2/21/20
11:36 AM
4

If you think your job might be imperiled by a recession and you don’t have 6-12 months of savings, then perhaps you really should put off buying a new car.

2/21/20
11:17 AM
21

If there is a recession, and your in a secured position with your employer, then that is the time to buy. I saw people getting fantastic deals in 2008-2010 because automakers want to move units at any cost.

2/18/20
6:24 PM
113

Sadly many Americans are really uninformed about how the credit system and math works.

1/22/20
9:08 AM
29

No but the steering wheel is about 4 feet too far to the right.

1/10/20
8:14 PM
21

$3+ million far too rich for my blood but if Bullitt’s informant’s facial hair ever goes up for auction, I’m willing to bid twenty American dollars for the furry critter crawling across that dude’s face.  

1/5/20
11:13 AM
52

Well Jesus Christ please don't leave us hanging, how fast did the cars go?

1/2/20
5:42 PM
2

There will never be an empty seat in first class as long as someone with adequate airline status is on the flight

1/2/20
4:37 PM
9

If you expect first-class editing, you’re have to pay first-class prices.

1/2/20
3:44 PM
11

Yep. Every once in a while one of those good old days “golden era of air travel” photos pops up on here and everyone immediately gets wistful about said good old days. And every time I feel obligated to point out that the people in those photos (or at least the characters they were portraying if it was a movie or a PR Read more

1/2/20
3:04 PM
71

This is basically what they do already. It may not be for the 1st tier loyalty members, but certainly for the higher tier ones. I’d wager half the first class seats on any given flight are probably upgrades.

1/2/20
1:26 PM
157

Fewer people will pay for the higher class, or use miles/cash to request an upgrade, if they know there’s a chance they could get it for free. That appears to be the airlines’ rationale.

5/10/19
8:37 AM
20

Right. Um. Uh, got to admit actually, um, that I could, uh, never really get into this one, to be honest. Never, uh, was a big fan of early Hugh Grant, bit too much of a, um, well, bit too much of a stuttering upper-middle-class fop for my tastes. Read more