Go Back   ManagementParadise.com Discussion Forums Management Students Voices ( MBA,BMS,MMS,BMM,BBA) > HOT Debates - The Big Fight

Broken Window Theory

Discuss Broken Window Theory within the HOT Debates - The Big Fight forums, part of the Management Students Voices ( MBA,BMS,MMS,BMM,BBA) category; This is an old classic joke, referred to as the Broken Window Theory of Economics. For those of you who ...

Reply

 

Thread Tools Display Modes
Broken Window Theory
Old
 (1 (permalink))
Dimpy Handa
dimpy.handa is on a distinguished road
 
dimpy.handa
Student of B.Com(H) at Delhi university
Delhi, Delhi
Management Paradise Guru
 
Institute: Delhi university
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,666
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Delhi, Delhi
Broken Window Theory - April 3rd, 2011

This is an old classic joke, referred to as the Broken Window Theory of Economics. For those of you who know this one, please disregard this thread, but their are some who may not be familiar with this old time classic.

A hobo dressed up in a paramilitary uniform walks from house to house with stick-in-hand breaking windows.

An irate homeowner catches him and shouts "Hey, what in the world do you think you are doing!"

The hobo replies, "Stimulating the economy."

"By breaking my windows????"

"Of course. I was able to get this job breaking windows for the government right after it created the Department of Homeland Window Breaking. The government is creating jobs."

"But I will have to pay for this window!"

"You aren't looking at the big picture. The window repairman gets work he wouldn't have gotten before, not to mention all the jobs created by training the unemployed to be window repairmen which will be desperately needed after I finish breaking all these windows. Jobs are created, the economy is stimulated, and you get new windows. Everybody wins!

"But I don't need new windows!"

"You do now."

"That's only because you broke them!"

"Just think how bad the economy would be if I didn't break them."
Advertisements

Friends: (0)
Reply With Quote
Re: Broken Window Theory
Old
 (2 (permalink))
Swati Rao
swatiraohnlu is an unknown quantity at this point
 
swatiraohnlu
Student of Arts & Law at National Law University
Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Management Paradise Member
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,000
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Re: Broken Window Theory - May 8th, 2011

Such situation will only create superficial creation of job opportunities.
Friends: (0)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
broken, theory, window
Related to Broken Window Theory
 

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chip and Pin is broken Neeru Rawat Infosystems 0 March 28th, 2011 08:38 PM
Broken Arm mahu LaUghTeR AccEleRatED , Just CHILL !! 0 September 22nd, 2009 09:14 PM
broken.heart1984 Intro broken.heart1984 Introduce Yourself !! 0 March 3rd, 2009 09:26 PM
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


ManagementParadise.com is not responsible for the views and opinion of the posters. The posters and only posters shall be liable for any copyright infringement.



Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.