Good to hear when something works, and … I spent ten years in Detroit, and know there are a lot of people suffering there and in related locations like Flint MI.
I guess the deal is to learn something from programs like this.
… and now to hear from Jack Hidary, who's far more eloquent than I am about this in Commentary: Why 'Cash for Clunkers' works:
Our country is facing a daunting economic challenge this year and we must take steps to pull ourselves out of this ditch.
One such program that has hit the ground running is Cash for Clunkers. It's helping consumers move beyond these hard times and has reignited a whole industry.
Cash for Clunkers is now working in more than 10 countries around the world. In Germany, consumers have junked more than 1.2 million guzzlers in the last five months and significantly boosted the economy there. So we know that Clunkers programs get the job done. How many other government programs can you say that about?