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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

That damned Tie

What's Mallard raving about today?

Disclosure, Ties and Jackets.

I believe this is the first time any character has made it all the way through a speech bubble, specifically the second one, without uttering a complete falsehood.

His point about the jacket and tie is, specifically, well-taken. Mallard, Shoe wants it's wardrobe back.

13 comments:

GeoX said...

Yeah, it's comparatively not-bad, but he's still on with that idiotic conservative opposition to banning trans fats.

Tog said...

It's difficult to get worked up over an issue when Tinsley suggests its worst-case scenario is a waiter being insulting.

Tinsley demonstrates a major dislike of laws requiring information be made available to the public. Not surprising; he knows an informed decision is the devil's work.

Randy said...

I always found it decidedly odd that the pinnacle of free markets, the "perfect market", calls for its participants to have perfect information, and yet the free-marketers seem to want to do everything possible to restrain that sharing of information. Hobgoblin of little minds, I suppose.

exanonymous said...

Doggam Gubmint! Telling us what to eat! Or, telling us what's in what we eat! Or rather just asking that companies disclose the information as to what's potentially a killer for the many Americans with heart conditions and similar health problems. And letting us make the decisions! Stay out of my life and get me my social security check!

Bill the Splut said...

Dagnabbit, I want to go back to the halcyon days of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle! Maybe I want floor sweepings and rat feces in my hot dog, ever think of THAT, stupid FOOD POLICE?!

dlauthor said...

Like Mallard eats in any restaurant where you sit down to order, and can't buy food for your prey -- I mean, young friend -- that comes in a box with a toy inside.

Also, like Tinshley cares about the food in any restaurant. His only concern is "what's the cheapest thing you've got on draft?"

Kip W said...

A chilling glimpse into the hellish dystopia we'll all be in when liberals get their way. Imagine, a waiter -- a SERVANT -- commenting on your apparel!

Call out the militia. One that hasn't been arrested yet.

rewinn said...

Ah the irony! Today we learn much of the food we eat may be fraudulently labelled.

As Randy said, the Free Market works only when participants have accurate information, so why is it bad when government supports the Free Market on this?

deepbeep said...

Hi & Lois one-ups Tinsley again today. While Mallard is in a fancy restaurant worrying about trans fat information and ties, Lois is in freaking McDonald's.

wavydavy said...

Thanks, Randy. As a person with a graduate degree in economics, this really annoys me, and has for years.

I live in NYC where Mayor Mike has made a point of requiring businesses to provide information about the things they sell. And every time one of these laws is passed, the appropriate interest group sues the City for doing so. The taxi owner lobby actually opposed putting maps in the passenger area.

As you point out, "Perfect competition", as posited by Adam Smith (actually quite a liberal, BTW), requires "perfect information" (i.e, nobody in the market, seller or buyer, knows any more or less than any other). So why WOULDN'T business want there to be more information in the marketplace? Rhetorical question, I know.

Why does Mallard hate the free market so?

Factinista said...

Anyone who actually defends the use of trans fats obviously knows nothing about what they are or what they do.

Frank Stone said...

Aww, poor li'l ducky is having a guilt trip laid on him by the food police. Maybe he can get back at that mean ol' waiter by complaining that the food is terrible and, moreover, the portions are too small.

Kip W said...

The duck will strike a blow for freedom in the time-honored Republican way, by stiffing the waiter. Maybe instead of money, he'll leave a tract so he can go out in the sunshine feeling really good about himself.