In the News (from The New York Times): “In Downturn, Americans Flock to the Movies” Hollywood could get used to this recession thing. Attendance has jumped by nearly 16 percent. If that pace continues through the year, it would amount to the biggest box-office surge in at least two decades.
My Comment: This solution is nothing new: the government just provides bread and exciting shows for the homo sapiens, and forces the TV to broadcast non-stop shows made by the “dream-producing factories,” which are so in demand during these trying times. This will calm the masses down and lull them, until things really break out. After all, the crisis is necessary to take us to the next level of our development, and if we still refuse to develop, Nature has a more efficient stimulus in store for us.
Definition of “stimulus”: in ancient Rome, this meant a sharp rod, stake, or stick for pricking cattle. It is a powerful stimulating device, an inner or external factor that causes a reaction or an action.