Thursday, March 19, 2009

Feeling good about policy

Sometimes the government spends money to boost a feeling of good will and joy in celebration of our country. This sort of policy provides employment for artists, and stimulates the economy. This is done officially on the patriotic holidays such as Independence Day, Memorial Day, Presidents Day, and Veterans Day. For example, public fireworks displays are a morale-boosting expenditure, as are the various military bands. Here is a film clip that presents one of the cartoons the government funded to celebrate the 200th birthday of the nation. It's the sort of thing children such as myself were exposed to in the 1970s.

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