## Tuesday, April 14, 2009

### A quintessence of Lenihan's economics

Hat tip to Linda - here is a descriptor of the logic of 'shared pain' policies that ask us all - ordinary me and you, a lavishly paid Secretary General of Department of Somethingness, a patrician head of some Quango in charge of Everythingness etc - to make sacrifices in the name of the country - to go that extra step beyond our already up-to-my-ears-in-work existence...

So what makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:
H-A -R -D-W-O -R -K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
and
K -N -O -W-L -E-D-G-E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5
= 96%
and
A-T -T -I -T -U -D-E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

But

B -U -L -L -S -H-I -T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
and

A-S -S -K -I -S-S -I -N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bullshit
and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top - all the way to Brian Lenihan's national sacrifice economics...

#### 1 comment:

Linda said...

I am honoured to be mentioned, however I'd like to point out that perhaps the link from this to Lenihan lies in the fact that it is this very type of disputable "indisputable mathematical logic" that is used to balance our national budget. Oh wait, "balance" ... what's that again?