Thursday, February 10, 2005

ECON 101:
Some genius in the State Department has decided that the way to catch bin Laden is to double the bounty on him from $25 million to whatever twice that is, a figure rivaling the cost of Bush’s second inauguration. ... Better to lower the bounty and create a seller’s panic. I mean, if you owned a stock that suddenly dropped 50%, wouldn’t you consider cashing in?
Read it HERE. (Found at World O'Crap.)
Don Corleone entered the negotiations personally. He offered Les Halley twenty thousand dollars to release Johnny Fontane from the personal services contract. Halley offered to take only fifty percent of Johnny's earnings. Don Corleone was amused. He dropped his offer from twenty thousand dollars to ten thousand dollars. The band leader, obviously not a man of the world outside his beloved show business, completely missed the significance of this lower offer.
--Mario Puzo, The Godfather

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