Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Cash For Clunkers" Revisited

Here is an October 5 Wall Street Journal editorial reviewing the "Cash For Clunkers" stimulus plan:

Also, to provide perspective, a chart of Vehicle Sales from the CalculatedRisk blog (10/1 post) at this link:

As one can see, the "Cash for Clunkers" seems to have been successful in temporarily causing a surge in auto sales for July and August.

One could casually observe that the program was successful, in that it caused a short-term sales spike and the purported associated economic and environmental benefits.

However, this observation would be flawed, as many other factors are present as well. I mentioned some of them during my August 4 post.

SPX at 1057.58 as this post is written

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